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The Disability Resource Centre newsletter 12th March 2021:


The Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre is here to support you 

Coronavirus has had an impact on many people’s lives.

Not only has it affected our health, but also our financial situation and physical and mental wellbeing.

The Disability Resource Centre are here to support you however possible, and to deliver a service to help tackle these issues.

We are here for you

We are all here for you, so please contact us whenever you need us:

  • Phone: 01582 470 900
  • Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
  • WhatsApp: 07871 744157
  • Text us: 07871 744157
  • Talk to us via Facebook Messenger
  • Get instant help our website: www.drcbeds.org.uk – Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button on our website, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Join our free online workshops and training courses from today

Enjoy our free training courses and learn more about employment, wellbeing and care

We have a wide variety of free courses ranging from exercise classes, courses for mental and physical wellbeing and an employment support programme, just to mention a few.

Please do click the links to visit our website for more information.

Support into Employment

Our Support into Employment programme is aimed at developing people to be ready for working opportunities.

We will guide you along a journey to help improve your confidence and develop your skills.

We will focus on areas such as:

  • Employability skills
  • Writing your CV
  • Improving your IT skills
  • Personal development
  • Support with job applications

See our website to find out more information and how to sign up today.

Free wellbeing course for Luton residents

Residents of Luton can benefit from this course that focuses on improving physical and mental wellbeing.

Improve your confidence, reduce your stress levels and move closer to your goals.

Our wellbeing course will help attendees:

  • Achieve a healthy life balance
  • Find opportunities for lifestyle changes
  • Recognise the importance of relaxation
  • Explore fears and barriers
  • Produce a wellbeing action plan

Visit our website to see full details about the course and how to join.

Care Academy

Free training workshops available throughout March for Personal Assistants in care, unpaid carers, aspiring Personal Assistants and employers of Personal Assistants.

We have many free workshops that teach skills within these popular subjects:

– Duty of care

– Your Personal Development

– Privacy and dignity

– Epilepsy Awareness

– Mental Health Awareness

– Equality & Diversity

– Knowing your strengths and skills

– Interview techniques

– Removing barriers and progression

– Job searching

– Planning for success

– PA job vacancies and CarePair

– Becoming a PA

Find out more details and how to join one of our live video webinars.

Watch our gentle fitness and chair-based Yoga sessions at our YouTube channel

– Visit our YouTube channel to try out some of the exercise and Yoga classes, delivered earlier in the year by our instructors

– There are many videos to choose from, that you can watch in your own time

– Check out all of our videos and keep up to date by subscribing to our channel

See our exercise and Yoga videos at our YouTube channel.

Amazon Smile

We have joined the Amazon Smile programme so that every time you shop at Amazon, you can support our charity with a donation contributed automatically by Amazon. Best of all it is at no extra cost to you.

Please support our charity by shopping online at smile.amazon.co.uk

Search for The Disability Resource Centre then select us as your chosen charity.

Spread the word

Follow us on our social media channels for new information and announcements. If you already follow us then please spread the word and tell your friends and family.

Facebook: TheDisabilityResourceCentre

Instagram: drcbeds

Twitter: @DRC_Updates

LinkedIn: The Disability Resource Centre 

You can find local and national links to free advice services for Central Bedfordshire by following our dedicated website, Advice Central.

Unpaid carers in Luton can also gain specific information and advice by visiting our carers specific support website, Carers Central

Contact us

If you would like to discuss the services highlighted in this newsletter, please contact us on hlw@drcbeds.org.uk or 01582 470 900 (option 3).

For all other enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: 01582 470 900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

Live chat: www.drcbeds.org.uk

The Disability Resource Centre

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick,
Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH.

Phone: 01582 470900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

Website: www.drcbeds.org.uk

Charity Number 1041712

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Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH.

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We are here for you…

Our team members are all working at home and available to help you, so please contact us.

Phone: 01582 470 900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

WhatsApp: 07871 744157

Text us: 07871 744157

Talk to us via Facebook Messenger

Instant help 

Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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 unpaid carers and PAs to learn vital skills, for free…

Read More »

We are here to help while you’re looking for a job

Choose from 5 free employment support programmes from our award-winning team…

See our new page for details

 
More free exercise classes for Bedfordshire and Luton residents

We have received new funding to provide free exercise and Yoga classes live online. We can help you with free exercise equipment hire and laptop/tablet hire too.

 
Read More »

Your open door to advice in Central Bedfordshire

AdviceCentral helps residents of Central Bedfordshire to find the best local and national advice on a wide range of topics including:

BenefitsDebt,

DisabilitiesEducation

HealthHousing,

Immigration, Employment

Legal & more

Help for carers in Luton

We offer lots of free 1-2-1 help and advice by phone, email and online meetups.

Please donate to our charity

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

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