The difference we make
The Disability Resource Centre needs you There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at The Disability Resource Centre. Whatever your skills and experience or time you have to give, we would love to hear from you. We have a range of opportunities across our services to support people with disabilities, carers and family members. Join
We help disabled people to gain confidence and prepare them for work. Read how Susan and Terry secured new jobs after attending our courses.
We run Carers Central with a dedicated team working hard to ensure that people with dependents with any condition, of any age, can identify as a ‘carer’. We help with 1-2-1 support, regular meet-ups with other carers and more.
Over 12,500 people contacted us with an enquiry related to a disability or health condition and two thirds asked about more than one topic. We supported over 2,000 disabled people to directly employ their own carers and more.
Mrs W is managing to live independently in most ways but she was finding it increasingly difficult to set her gas oven temperature correctly. We helped her find a solution with the charity REMAP, who came up with an ingenious design to fix safer controls to her oven.
Our health and wellbeing partnerships have led to some remarkable achievements. One of our clients in Luton ‘has lost over 3 stone and is now out of the chair in the gym doing sit ups’.
We have helped people claim over £1,000,000 in benefits in 2016/17. Our service covers Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Luton.
Join the team at The Disability Resource Centre, and make a difference to people’s lives.
Our CEO, Melanie Hawman, talked to our Community Champions to find out about their progress since they joined our popular training programmes three years ago…
We have more dates of when we will be visiting venues across the region. Check our ‘outreach’ calendar helping you find the information and services you need.
We can always help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities. For more specific advice just make an appointment with the benefits advisors who can help with benefits checks and form filling.
Read how we helped Anna filling in forms, Peter to employ a personal assistant, Mrs Bartool to care for her daughter and more. These personal stories will give you an idea of how we can help you.
We are always posting lots of useful videos, stories, links, jobs, tips, campaigns, advice and photos to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Come and join our many fans and followers.