Our newsletters…

Sign-up to our newsletters (just go to the very bottom of every page to sign-up) and never miss our popular articles and news stories. 

Here is the email that we sent to our Carers Central newsletter subscribers on 3rd June 2020.

Here is the email that we sent to our subscribers on 20 May 2020.

 

Here is the email that we sent to our subscribers on 12 May 2020.

We are all here for you…

“Hello,

We are all still operating our full services via phone and online, which have been very busy again this week.

Be assured that we will be continuing to follow government guidance in line with easing of lockdown restrictions.

Please do let us know how we can help you:

– WhatsApp: 07871 744157
– Phone: 01582 470 900
– Facebook Messenger: @TheDisabilityResourceCentre
– Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
– Text us: 07871 744157
– Chat to us now: On our website just click the pink ‘chat to us’ box at the bottom of every page, open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

 

Take a look on our website for all the latest happenings at our charity this week:

——————————————————————————————

For specific 1-2-1 advice (including benefits and benefit appeals) we can arrange dedicated telephone appointments.

Our website provides up-to-date web links to relevant and trustworthy websites during the crisis, both locally and nationwide.

We have launched a page of links to the many organisations that can help with finances, jobs, paying bills and more, during the coronavirus crisis.

I’ll be writing to you again with further updates soon. 

We are all here to help you.

Melanie Hawman.

CEO. The Disability Resource Centre.”

 

New disability equipment “Chat and collect” service

During the coronavirus crisis instead of visiting our shop you can now chat to us on the phone on 01582 470 900 or via the chat service on our website

You will be able to pay over the phone and collect from our centre here in Dunstable, with us observing the highest hygiene and social distancing guidelines at all times.

Read full details about this brand new service

 

Important information for PAs and employers during the coronavirus crisis

We have just updated our links to the latest government guidance for PAs and individual employers with information on PPE, shielding, Covid-19 testing for PAs, new guidelines for DBS checks, PA recruitment, coronavirus training and many more useful links.

 

When you are shopping online at amazon, please consider clicking our link and helping raise vital funds for our charity, contributed automatically by Amazon, at no extra cost to you.

Thanks very much.

 

Our Facebook page now has over 1000 followers…

With all the latest updates and news our Facebook page is an increasingly popular place to visit and now has 1019 followers and fans. 

 
 

The Disability Resource Centre

Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable LU5 4TP

Phone: 01582 470900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

Website: www.drcbeds.org.uk

Charity Number 1041712

Here is our latest email delivered to over 6000 subscribers on 4th May 2020.

“We just received this lovely thank you card…

It’s so nice that the hard work of our team is valued so highly.

Read the words of a customer this week, in a card she sent to Stacey, who runs our new “chat and no-contact collect” disability equipment shop:

I am happy to say that on Saturday we enjoyed an hours walk around Houghton Hall Park, with me being pushed around in the ‘new’ wheelchair, that I received from your charity.

My partner heroically pushed me around. Including, at times, some hilariously reckless driving across grass so he could show the bluebells and primroses to me ‘close up’. There was a bit of squealing and a lot of laughter! Oh it was just wonderful to be out together. Sun or rain it wouldn’t have mattered, but oh we had such a lovely time. 

It didn’t even matter that I was in a wheelchair, it turns out, I was still me and he was still him, it was just lovely.

I never thought that I may have to end up adjusting to a life with a wheelchair, albeit hopefully only until the hospitals open back up. But this is where I am and we all have to make the best of this situation. It’s been hard to accept, making these changes. I used to be so independent and active. So when I realised life was heading this way, I had no clue where to start with accessing the type of things I needed. 

Your service has been such a help to me, and it is reassuring to know that should I discover there are other things I need, I now know where to come and who to ask to redirect me and assist, the service you provide in the community is amazing and I thank you again.”

 

New disability equipment “Chat and collect” service

Since we launched our ‘Chat and no contact collect’ service at our disability equipment shop last week we’ve been able to match many customers with items they have needed. We’ve helped local people with walking aids, commodes, bathing equipment, wheelchairs and dressing aids so far. 

So during the coronavirus crisis instead of visiting our shop you can now chat to us on the phone on 01582 470 900 or via the chat service on our website

Stacey, Chera and Susan are all here to help.

We’ll tell you all about any items you are interested in, send you some photos and talk through the exact specifications, plus the price.

You will be able to pay over the phone and collect from our centre here in Dunstable, with us observing the highest hygiene and social distancing guidelines at all times.

Read full details about this brand new service

 

 

Watch Paul demonstrate two products in our shop; a pedal exerciser and a Swedish trolley…

 
 

Important information for PAs and employers during the coronavirus crisis

We have just updated our links to the latest government guidance for PAs and individual employers with information on PPE, shielding, Covid-19 testing for PAs, new guidelines for DBS checks, PA recruitment, coronavirus training and many more useful links.

 

We’ve also been helping many local people find support for shopping, medications,  befriending services, claiming PIP benefits and many more…

Read about the ways we’ve helped vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis this week: 

– Mrs S hasn’t left her home in 3 months, she’s barely seen the postman. We were able to get her prescriptions delivered as well as find her details for local shops to deliver some essentials.

– Mr G had his tri-walker stolen while he was in hospital, we have used the ‘Chat and no contact collect service’ to talk to him, find a suitable replacement and get a walker to him so he can get around safely.

– Mr K was medically retired and wanted to apply for PIP, so we booked a telephone consultation with one of our expert disability benefits advisors. He has since been able to apply for PIP with all the information and advice he needed to be successful.

– Mr and Mrs L are shielding and they have no family locally. They needed some essentials and wanted someone to talk to. We were able to refer them to a local service to have a befriender call them, as well as deliver them some essential shopping.”

 

We are here for you

Our full team are all working at home and you can now contact us in many different ways:

– WhatsApp: 07871 744157
– Phone: 01582 470 900
– Facebook Messenger: @TheDisabilityResourceCentre
– Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
– Text us: 07871 744157
– Chat to us now: On our website just click the pink ‘chat to us’ box at the bottom of every page, open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

———————————————————————————————

For specific advice about benefits, benefits appeals and all other topics we can arrange dedicated telephone appointments.

Our own website provides up-to-date web links to relevant and trustworthy websites during the crisis, both locally and nationwide.

We have launched a new page of links to the many organisations that can help with finances, jobs, paying bills and more, during the coronavirus crisis.

I’ll be writing to you again with further updates soon. 

We are all here to help you.

Melanie Hawman.

CEO. The Disability Resource Centre.”

 

When you are shopping online at amazon, please consider clicking our link and helping raise vital funds for our charity, contributed automatically by Amazon, at no extra cost to you.

Thanks very much.

 

Our Facebook page now has over 1000 followers…

With all the latest updates and news our Facebook page is an increasingly popular place to visit and now has 1011 followers and fans. 

 
 

The Disability Resource Centre

Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable LU5 4TP

Phone: 01582 470900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

Website: www.drcbeds.org.uk

Charity Number 1041712

Here is our latest email delivered to over 6000 subscribers on 23rd April 2020.

 
 

Here is the email we sent on 14th April 2020 to over 6600 subscribers that describes the work we are doing to help people during the coronavirus crisis:

 
 

Here’s the first email that we sent on 1st April 2020 from our CEO about the coronavirus situation:

 

Take a look at our February 2020 email newsletter:

 
 

Share this page

Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Employment support programmes

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

See our new page for details

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.

Important information for individual employers and PAs

Please see some important information about PPE, Personal Health Budgets, shielding, COVID 19 testing for PAs and more up to date information to support PAs and individual employers.

Read important information for PAs and employers

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.

Scroll to Top Skip to content