We’re helping 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.

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We are here to help

Our full team are all working at home, 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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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.

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