TIPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR EMERGENCY CARE PLAN
Please read prior to starting your application.
Thank you for your interest in completing the Family Carers Ireland Emergency Care Plan (ECP).
If you are caring for more than one person, you will need to complete a separate ECP for each person. Each ECP will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, however you will have the option to "Save and Continue Later" and you will be sent an email with the link to complete it when you are ready. If you are satisfied that you have entered all the correct information, you can "Preview" your plan before you hit the "Submit" button on the last page.
You will be asked to provide details as outlined below. It will be helpful and save you time if you have these to hand prior to starting your ECP.
You will be required to provide contact details about yourself and the person you care for including eircodes; you can look up your eircode at https://www.eircode.ie. You will also provide information about the person you care for, including their diagnosis/disabilities, medications and additional support they might need. Additionally, any applicable contact information for the cared for person’s GP, pharmacy and any external support services they are involved with such as the HSE, Day Services, Tusla, Home Support and Respite Services will need to be provided. If you need more space for any of your answers, there is a blank page provided at the end of the form.
You will also be asked to name Emergency Contacts (where available) who can step in and provide care for the person you care for in the event of an emergency. Please provide current contact details for each person you nominate and ensure that they are aware you are nominating them prior to completing ECP.
Please note, that the emergency response will only be active once you receive your completed plan and card in the post from us.