Carers

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.

Call us during office hours on 0300 303 0201
Or email us and we’ll get straight back to you.

The new Carers Central service

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 difference we make

Free care skills training for unpaid carers and PAs

The Disability Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new series of free care skills training workshops and online courses. Since 2017 our Care Academy has helped hundreds of local carers and PAs to learn vital skills, for free…

Disability Equipment Shop

Wheelchair hire

Our wheelchair hire service has now reopened following COVID-19 safety guidelines. So we can help when you have a temporary need for a manual wheelchair.

Our newsletters…

Read all our latest newsletters and emails full of events, news and all the ways we help disabled people and carers every week of the year…

Join our team of superhero volunteers

Join our team of superhero volunteers

If you would like to volunteer remotely to help our charity team or as part of a work placement then we would love to hear from you. Our volunteers gain valuable experience and really enjoy helping out in many different departments including marketing, helpdesk, admin, social media and research.

Help with housing

Help with housing

Over 20 links to useful websites and information helping you with housing, for people across Bedfordshire.

What is your role as a carer

What is your role as a carer?

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.

Caring for yourself

Caring for yourself

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.

Carers

Carers helping carers

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.

Know your rights as a carer

Know your rights as a carer

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.

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