Making an emergency plan

Over many years I have been supporting families to make a plan for emergency situation. Sometimes this has been by working practically with a group of families to get them written or training staff to support families.
In the Thinking Ahead guide, which has a broader range of information about planning for the future, section 7 is Making a plan for emergencies. Some of the ideas could be used now such as writing down information about what would keep a person safe and well should their carers become ill, having a list of important phone numbers of services, family and neighbours. Here’s a link

There is also a template that you can fill in (you could do this on your computer and share with other people by email to get their ideas and offers of help). Some of the questions will not be so relevant in the current situation but it should be an easy place to start. The template for the emergency plan is at the end of the section but you could also use other templates to gather information that could be useful for a plan (People in my Life, What is important to and important for, Good day-bad day). Here is the link
There is other information on the Together Matters website that might be helpful so, if you are able to, have a look around . I will post some ideas over the coming days.
If anyone would like more information or support about making an emergency plan please email


Really useful - thanks for sharing

Thanks, please share as much as possible!