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.
Our Carer Support Workers, Lorraine and Levi, take the service out to different venues across Luton and also arranges visits to carers in their own homes and local venues to suit.
Face-to-face help every week
We hold regular pop-in events across the Luton area. You can also book a private advice session with Lorraine and Levi too. And we can even arrange to visit you at your home or at a community venue close to you.
Meet The Team
Lorraine joined the team as a Carer Support Worker in July 2018, previously working for a mental health organisation for 23 years. She feels this experience has given her a wide range of knowledge and very good listening skills, which helps her with her role with carers. Understanding the pressures facing carers and how their caring role affects their daily lives is a large part of the job.
Lorraine has an NVQ 3 in Social Care, Counselling Foundation course training, along with a wide
range of training associated with her various roles.
Lorraine has 4 grown up sons and 6 grandchildren who keep her very busy but when she does have time she loves to go walking and to concerts.
Levi Habashanti is the new Carers Support Worker for The Disability Resource Centre. He joins Lorraine in the team dedicated to helping carers. Levi has been working in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, previously with Mind BLMK and local NHS mental health services. He is very much a “people person” and always practical in his approach, so we are very pleased to welcome him to the team.
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.
Whether you are an employer or a personal assistant (PA) you can access a range of relevant and engaging workshops delivered by specialist trainers.
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.
We’ve compiled all the links and info to help disabled people and carers to save money on buying cars, parking and buses in Luton and Bedfordshire.
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.