Thrilled to receive vital funds for our charity

We are all thrilled to receive a grant of up to £7,500 from BLCF as part of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund.


With this vital funding, we have been able to fully support our teams working at home during the crisis. We’ve improved our IT systems to better serve many more disabled people, carers and people with long term health conditions across Bedfordshire.

We have purchased new laptops for the team, achieved IT system improvements to allow for remote working and also implemented additional web content and technologies including website chat.


This funding was awarded by BLCF as part of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund. @bedlutcf

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We are here to help

Our full team are all working at home during the coronavirus crisis, providing our many services by phone and online via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, mobile text, email and you can also chat to us live on this website:

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, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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

Our website provides up-to-date web links to relevant and trustworthy websites, both locally and nationwide. You can chat to us on our website or at our popular Facebook page.

We’re busy contacting the most vulnerable people in our area and connecting up online with local support groups in our community.

Our dedicated carers team is helping carers and PAs to understand about changes required in their work practices during the crisis and any support or benefits they may be entitled to claim.

Useful links during the coronavirus crisis:

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.

Latest coronavirus information for older people and vulnerable people

Useful links during the coronavirus crisis for benefits, grants, help with paying bills, paying rent, mortgages and more…

 

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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.