Thank you to our funders

We’ve just received new funding to help our charity support disabled people and carers during the coronavirus crisis.

Thank you to BLCF (Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund @bedlutcf ) for some much needed extra funding, especially for supporting local people with disability advice and helping to provide our many online channels. We have received £9,976 in funding via BLCF from the National Emergency Trust (NET) Coronavirus Programme (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport funding). We are using these funds to help people with telephone appointments along with providing information and advice via multiple channels including; website chat, Facebook Messenger, email, post, new website content and text messaging by phone and WhatsApp. We are also able to now provide online virtual meeting spaces on platforms like Whereby or Zoom.

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Thank you to the National Lottery which has funded us to continue to deliver many essential services. These include; support with information and expert advice on disability, money and employment (particularly during the pandemic), plus information, advice and guidance for local people on learning and work opportunities.

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We are here to help

WhatsApp: 07871 744157
Phone: 01582 470 900
Facebook Messenger: @TheDisabilityResourceCentre
Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
Text us: 07871 744157
Chat to us now: Click the pink ‘chat to us’ box below, 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

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We’ll help support you with lots of practical information. For specific advice about benefits, benefit appeals and equipment we can arrange dedicated appointments.

Help for unpaid carers in Luton

Through our Carers Central service we provide 1-2-1 help for unpaid carers who can discuss more in-depth issues with our carer support workers, Sally and Levi. Please phone our dedicated carers helpline on 0300303 0201 to make an appointment or use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

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Thank you to our funders

We have received new funding from BLCF, as part of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund and also some much needed funding from the National Lottery. Thank you very much.

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Free training workshops for PAs in care

See the new timetable for October 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… Read more

Free online wellbeing courses

The Best of Me programme is a series of free online courses for Bedfordshire residents. We can help improve your health, confidence & wellbeing.

Read what’s covered in these free online courses.

Employment support programmes

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

See our new page for details

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

Introducing the free support service for unpaid carers in Luton, Carers Central. We offer lots of free 1-2-1 help and advice by phone, email and online meetups.

Donate

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