A new career in health

A new career in health & social care

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We are able to offer this free course to residents of Central Bedfordshire thanks to funding from Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS) who are supported financially by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Know your way

Our new and free training programme, “Know your way”, is a four week employment support course for people wanting to work in the health and social care sector.

Please contact our team by email or call 01582 470900 for more information.

The course covers a wide range of topics and includes several accredited modules that you can put towards the Care Certificate.

This free employment training course includes:

Helpful employability skills including IT techniques

Mental health awareness, Dementia awareness & safeguarding

Infection, prevention and control

Person-centred care, privacy and dignity

First aid

and more...

There will be plenty of practical instruction to help prepare you for employment in a wide range of social care related jobs.

The course is free for residents of Central Bedfordshire who are either unemployed or on a low income.

Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service logo We are able to offer this free course to residents of Central Bedfordshire thanks to funding from Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS) who are supported financially by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Know your way Our new and free training programme, "Know your way", is a four week employment support course for people wanting to work in the health and social care sector. Please contact our team by email or call 01582 470900 for more information. The course covers a wide range of topics and includes several accredited modules that you can put towards the Care Certificate. This free employment training course includes: Helpful employability skills including IT techniques Mental health awareness, Dementia awareness & safeguarding Infection, prevention and control Person-centred care, privacy and dignity First aid and more... There will be plenty of practical instruction to help prepare you for employment in a wide range of social care related jobs. The course is free for residents of Central Bedfordshire

The Disability Resource Centre is a charity and also a highly regarded training facility, running workshops and short courses for people across Bedfordshire and Luton.

See all our training courses and workshops.

Read what people say about our training programmes:

“Brilliant course, very impressed. Tutor was great”.

“This workshop made a huge difference to my daily life”

“Understanding a lot more about myself has helped me to be positive and confident”

“I had a positive feeling after attending”.

“I actually took on two part-time jobs, while on the ‘Support into Employment’ course”

“I got the job, which also fits in with my other (voluntary) commitments”. 

To book a place on this course phone the team on 01582 470900 or email us for full details.

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New course starts in February. We have just started the first group on this course and we’re now looking for more Luton residents to join the next course that starts in February.

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. 

If you wish to return to work in some way, but are unsure how to start, then we can help with 1-2-1 support with our employment advisors.

For 2020 if you would like to make a difference to your family’s life just make contact to see how our Support Into Employment programme may be able to help you.

Learn all about becoming a volunteer for our charity at our special new volunteer event on Wednesday 5th February 2020. Read more about volunteering at The Disability Resource Centre.

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 Please consider donating to The Disability Resource Centre today so we can continue our vital services.

You can hire a wheelchair from our charity. The Disability Resource Centre hires out manual wheelchairs (including children’s wheelchairs) and other equipment like ramps, rollators, crutches and walking frames to help you with your mobility.

 

Hire our fully equipped meeting rooms with free wifi, a digital projector, tea & coffee facilities, flexible room space and on-site parking for over 100 cars, including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

On this form-filling workshop (held most Mondays) you will have help and guidance to complete your PIP or AA (attendance allowance) claim form.

Come along to our Friday drop-in session for 1-2-1 support from our employment coaches. We help people across Bedfordshire who are looking for work.

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