Coronavirus update for our training programmes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Updated 30th March 2020

Question: I’m currently enrolled on a course at DRC. Should I still come in?

Answer: No. All courses are currently postponed indefinitely due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the government guidelines. You will have been contacted by one of our training officers if you are already enrolled onto one of our courses or programmes and they will continue to support you as best possible until courses are back up and running. This could include a mix of web / email / phone and online learning support.  

Question: I’d like to book onto a moving and handling course, is that possible?

Answer: Due to current government guidelines all courses are cancelled until further notice. As a result we are not taking moving and handling bookings at this time. Once we are able to continue with delivery places will be made available, please check our website for up to date information.

Question: I’m interested in becoming a volunteer at DRC. How do I go about it? 

Answer: Information about how to become a volunteer at DRC is available on our website. However due to the government guidelines relating to the Covid-19 pandemic our volunteer programme is on-hold for the foreseeable future. Please check our website for updates.

Question: I need help getting back into work. Can I still join one of your employability programmes?

Answer: Yes. Although we may not be able to see you face to face for a while we can still offer you support over the telephone and email. If you are interested in joining one of our employability programmes please email us at hlw@drcbeds.org.uk and one of our Training Officers will get back to.

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If you have any questions then please call us on 01582 470900 or email us using this form.

Employment support for carers

We understand how difficult it can be to find time in your week to focus on you and your wellbeing. We want to help you. Our free support programme for carers could be the starting point you need to help manage your wellbeing, learn new skills and/or gain paid work.

Support into care work

A free employment support programme to help you find work in the health and care sector. All our support programmes are now available by phone and online. If you have worked in care before or are exploring new areas of work, then we can help you.

New (and free) online wellbeing courses

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.

Our newsletters…

Here is the latest email from our CEO that describes the work we are doing to help people during the coronavirus crisis.

Support into Employment

For Luton, Bedfordshire & Northampton: The course will help to improve your confidence and teach new skills to develop your job-hunting techniques.

We can help you fill-in your blue badge form

We are here to help you fill-in your blue badge parking form. Our team of experts help hundreds of people across Bedfordshire to complete their benefit claim forms including blue badge forms. Book an appointment today.

Support into Employment

Free Wellness to Work workshops

We offer free help and support to prepare you for employment. The Wellness to Work course combines development of personal, social and employability skills.

In to work

For residents in Central Bedfordshire and Aylesbury: Our free, friendly and supportive course offering a personalised action plan including one-to-one coaching & group support.

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