Help for carers
Our service is confidential, independent and free.
This service provides up-to-date information and advice to people of any age and with any disability, older people, their families, carers, friends and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.
Please fill in this form to ask us a question or to book a one-to-one appointment.
Practical support for unpaid carers in Luton.
Welcome to Carers Central, where we are completely dedicated to helping unpaid carers living or working in Luton.
Carer support group meetings
Due to the coronavirus situation and government advice to stay at home all our Carers Central carers support groups are cancelled until further notice.
If you would like to participate in a virtual carers meeting using the online Zoom app then please contact Levi or Sally on 0300 303 0201.
We are still here to help and support you during this period of social isolation.
If you know a carer in need or are one yourself, please do continue to contact us – we are here to help in any way we can.
We’ve built this service to support unpaid carers across Luton, funded by Luton Council in partnership with NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group.
We have a website especially created to help support carers in Luton please take a look and we hope you’ll find the information on this page to be useful.
The Best of Me programme is a series of free online courses for Bedfordshire residents to help improve your health, confidence & wellbeing. We design our online courses to include regular virtual meetups, with fellow course participants and your tutor. 1-2-1 contact with your tutor is encouraged via phone, email and online video chat.
Here is the latest email from our CEO that describes the work we are doing to help people during the coronavirus crisis.
We provide a free telephone and website service helping residents of Central Bedfordshire to access advice services both locally and across the UK. Funded by Central Bedfordshire Council. Provided by The Disability Resource Centre.
Over 20 links to useful websites and information helping you with housing, for people across Bedfordshire.
Are you are a full-time carer or part-time carer? Or perhaps you are a long distance carer. Take a look at the help that is available whatever your type of caring role.
When you are a carer it is sometimes difficult to remember that you need to care for your own health too. So we have compiled some useful tips and links to help you keep healthy.
We’ve been impressed with the help available on the CarersUK online forum. It’s a place to ask questions, with other carers providing the answers. There’s lots of useful tips and plenty of sympathetic support.
See our our step-by-step guide to everything you need to know about “Carer’s Assessment”.
Be in the know with the help of the expert guide to ‘carers rights’ from Carers UK. The guide gives a full picture of the practical and financial support available to carers.
We have helped set-up a number of support groups that may be useful to you. There’s a support group for carers, support for those with fibromyalgia and support for your physical and emotional well being.
We have partnered with CarePair to help Personal Assistants and carers find jobs and for employers to find carers or PAs.
We are always posting lots of useful videos, stories, links, jobs, tips, campaigns, advice and photos to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Come and join our many fans and followers.