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Support groups

We have helped set-up a number of support groups that may be useful to you.

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

Carers Central Support Group for Luton

cares central

The group meets twice a month at the Luton Central library as well as The Disability Resource Centre. See our events page for full details.

Please do contact the team to learn more on 0300 303 0201 or email carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk

Read all about how we help carers.

Carers Eating Disorder Association (CEDA)

Carers Eating Disorder Association (CEDA)

If you care for someone with an eating disorder, this support group could help you. We are a Luton/Dunstable-based support group for carers of someone with an eating disorder. We hold a monthly meet-up to share experiences, offer help and support. Please see the CEDA support group on Facebook.

Come along to the monthly meetings for carers; enjoy a cuppa, have a friendly chat and learn more about the support group. We share information and support each other in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere .

Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at 10.30am to 12.00pm.

CEDA is pleased to announce that, due to demand, we are starting an additional support group session on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5pm to 7pm at The Disability Resource Centre.

Come along and talk to other carers, access support from services provided by The Disability Resource Centre or listen to visiting speakers (suggestions welcome). We ask for a contribution of £2.50 to cover refreshments.

The group has been set up by carers with the aim of giving carers the opportunity to support each other.

To find out more about the group please contact us at The Disability Resource Centre on 01582 470970 or email: cedaluton@gmail.com

Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP.

Physical Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW)

Physical Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW)

Get support from people with real life experience of managing their own health, and/or caring for our loved ones who have health conditions.

We are a group of individuals who are just like you, not professionals but with real life experience of managing our own health, and/ or caring for our loved ones who have health conditions. We know it can be a lonely place and so have set up this peer support group.

Come along to enjoy a cuppa, a friendly chat and to hear experts speak on topics chosen by the group members.

Venue: Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP

Times: We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, from 11am to 1pm.

Cost: We ask for a contribution of £2.50 to cover refreshment costs.

Contact Details: 

Email: Please send us an email

Phone:  01582 470970

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Our support group for people with fibromyalgia is very popular indeed. Please join us if you need support.

The Disability Resource Centre runs a regular network and support group with occasional guest speakers for people with Fibromyalgia.
Dates: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Please arrive at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start.
Please do join us however if you are unable to attend let us know if you would like to be kept informed by e-mail or post.
Cost: £2.50 including refreshments and handouts.
Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP.
Contact: Phone 01582 470970
Email: disabilityadviceservices@drcbeds.org.uk

The Fibromyalgia Support Group has a popular page on Facebook too. Please do come and say hello. 😉

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

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New central office

We have moved out of our Poynters House venue to the Rufus Centre in Flitwick.
This move is for our internal teams only. However, once we remove the Covid-19 restrictions we will have a new venue in Dunstable/Luton for you to visit very soon.

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Free online exercises classes

We are breaking down the barriers to exercising at home​.

For people living in Bedfordshire and Luton only.

We are breaking down the barriers and are launching an exciting package of support to help people living in Bedfordshire and Luton to exercise safely at home including:

  • Free beginner-level online classes by local fitness professionals
  • Join the free classes online by live video or watch pre-recorded sessions and exercise any time
  • Free exercise equipment hire of items like resistance bands and balls
  • Free tablet computer hire and technology training for people without a smartphone, PC/Mac or tablet, so they can join the online sessions

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Employment support programmes

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

See our new page for details

Free training workshops for PAs in care

See the new timetable for November 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.

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

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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.

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