This project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.
A free employment support programme especially for carers
Learn how to relax, de-stress and find balance in your life with a range of wellbeing support, online courses and workshops.
Keep learning during the coronavirus crisis with our recently improved online training programmes that you can access on your PC, tablet or phone
We provide 1-2-1 support for unpaid carers living in Luton or Central Bedfordshire
We know and understand how difficult it can be to find work if you are a carer. You may struggle to find paid employment that fits around your caring commitments. It may have been difficult for you to find some time in your week to focus on you and your wellbeing.
Help and support tailored towards carers
We want to help you. Our support could be the starting point you need to help manage your wellbeing, to learn new skills or gain paid work.
We can help you find balance
There are many aspects to deal with. Many carers may have their own health, financial or personal issues, alongside the needs of the loved one you are caring for. We can help you with all of these.
If you wish to return to work in some way but are unsure how to start, then our Training Officers we can help to support with a 1-2-1 programme of personal and professional development.
We want to work with you to design a plan that will incorporate a unique support package tailored just for you. We will explore how you learn, your strengths and where you can develop further. We will explore your hopes and ambitions, suggesting ways to reach your goals.
Ensuring you are taking care of yourself is the foundation to your success
Learn how to relax, de-stress and find balance in your life with a range of online wellbeing classes.
Finding you again is an important. We can help with your confidence building, exploring your ambitions and setting plans to achieve them. We can help you plan for a positive future.
With these building blocks in place, we can look at suitable opportunities for paid work, developing your employability skills and access to further training and support.
The programme can be tailored to you individual needs and may include:
- Building your confidence
- Relaxation techniques
- Finding balance
- Loving yourself
- Managing change
- Taking control
- Emotional wellbeing
- Setting goals
- Removing barriers
- Taking care of me
- Healthy eating
- Feeling fit
- Support and where to find it
- Identify transferable skills and strengths
- Explore different work options
- Skills health checks
- Write a winning CV
- Excelling in interview
- Covering letters and emails
- Making your best applications
- Volunteering opportunities
- Self employment
- Support in the workplace
Support to apply for jobs
- Job sourcing
- Exploring local work opportunities
- Applying online
- Job sites
- Customising your CV
- Help completing applications
- Preparing for an interview
- Flexible working opportunities
- Paid work in care
- Being a Personal Assistant (PA)
- Money management
- IT skills
- Exploring adult education, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities
- Signposting to further learning
- Better off in work calculations
Learning from home
Keep learning during the coronavirus crisis with our recently improved online training programmes that you can access at home or on your tablet or mobile, anytime. Our training may include:
- Regular sessions at our virtual classrooms
- Support from your tutor by email and phone
- Online lessons via our new online courses
Our support and training programmes are popular
We are very pleased to receive many great reviews from people who have taken part in our programmes. Here are just some of the nice things people say about us:
- “This workshop made a huge difference to my daily life”
- “Understanding a lot more about myself has helped me to be positive and confident”
- “Brilliant course, very impressed. Tutor was great”.
- “The course was good and I learnt a lot”
- “The course is helping to develop my skills, my self-
confidence and self-esteem”
Join our brand new and free support programme
If you are an unpaid carer living in Luton or Central Bedfordshire then you could the eligible for support.
If you are unsure then please do ask.
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Phone: 01582 470 900
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We are breaking down the barriers to exercising at home.
For people living in Bedfordshire and Luton only.
We are breaking down the barriers and are launching an exciting package of support to help people living in Bedfordshire and Luton to exercise safely at home including:
- Free beginner-level online classes by local fitness professionals
- Join the free classes online by live video or watch pre-recorded sessions and exercise any time
- Free exercise equipment hire of items like resistance bands and balls
Free tablet computer hire and technology training for people without a smartphone, PC/Mac or tablet, so they can join the online sessions
See the new timetable for November to December 2020 including full descriptions, dates and times.
We are running free workshops on these topics and more:
Emergency First Aid*, Health and safety*, Safeguarding adults, Epilepsy awareness, Emotional freedom technique and Covid-19, Learning disabilities awareness, Autism awareness, Deaf awareness, Infection, prevention and control*, Equality and Diversity* and more.
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.