Help and support for carers Useful Information Planning for emergencies – what happens when you are not around to provide care? When you care full time for someone, having an emergency plan in place can give you piece of mind in the event of an accident, family crisis or emergency. It’s a good idea to make a list of emergency contacts and keep it in an easily accessible place. Ensure you have an In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact in any mobile phones (simply preface the contact name with ICE). Tell your employer you are a carer in case you need emergency time off. Have a Carers Assessment. Tell your GP you are a carer.