The What If? Plan is to help you:
- THINK ABOUT what if something happens to you or in the case of an unplanned event or emergency wherein you are unable to look after the person you care for
- BE PREPARED by identifying family, friends or paid care worker – someone who can be contacted to take over some of your caring duties
- HAVE PEACE OF MIND
What If Plan
What is a What If? Plan?+
This is a free service funded by Cambridgeshire County Council to look after adults with care needs during an emergency involving their family carer.
If the person you look after lives in Cambridgeshire you can register your What If? Plan with us and apply for an Emergency Card and key fob.
Why have a What If? Plan?+
The What If? Plan provides emergency support to the person you care for, in the event of you being unable to care because of a sudden illness, accident or other unplanned event. This is done by contacting your nominated contacts for you, with essential back-up support available, if required.
When can you use your What If? Plan?+
The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
It can provide emergency support to the person you care for, in the event of you being unable to care because of a sudden illness, accident or other unplanned event.
Who can register a What If? Plan?+
You can register for a What If? Plan if:
- the person you look after lives in Cambridge, Huntingdonshire, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire or South Cambridgeshire
- the person you look after is over 18
- you are aged 16 or over
If the person you look after lives in Peterborough, you can register for a separate emergency scheme run by Peterborough City Council.
What counts as an Emergency?+
An emergency counts as anything that you have not been able to plan for such as:
- Sudden illness
- Unplanned admission to hospital
- Family emergency (e.g. close relative taken ill)
- Risk to your employment
- Had an accident or care has broken down