We help thousands of people every month

We help thousands of people every month

Our Annual Report for 2016/17 proudly announces the numbers behind our success.

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.

Over 20,000 people visited our websites and many more see our pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We supported over 2,000 disabled individuals to directly employ their own carers. We are providing support to many disabled people who wish to work.

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We provided direct payment services on behalf of 1,342 individual employers who manage their own care, and operated 778 holding accounts for those requiring additional support.

In Luton we provide a holistic service and this included support in recruiting 71 Personal Assistants to provide care, cover and access training.

You can easily support our charity simply by hiring our fully-equipped meeting rooms. From £15-£45 per hour. For 2-100 people with on-site parking including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

We can help when you have a temporary need for a wheelchair or other equipment like ramps, rollators, crutches and walking frames. We have both self-propelling wheelchairs (with large rear wheels) and attendant-controlled chairs (four small wheels, helper to push).

This service provides up-to-date information and advice to people of any age and with any disability, older people, their families, carers, friends and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.

Please refer to our terms and conditions.

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Please help us. Our charity changes people’s lives every week. A donation of £5 could help us to run our community cafe for vulnerable older people in Dunstable. To donate £5 by mobile phone text: Simply text DRCBEDS 5 to 70085   Please donate in person, online, by post or by text.  

Friday art workshop

A splash of colour to end your week. Gain the therapeutic effects of art and learn lots of new skills in a small and supportive group. Every Friday afternoon.

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Care Academy

Whether you are an employer or a personal assistant (PA) you can access a range of relevant and engaging workshops delivered by specialist trainers.

Meeting rooms for hire

Hire our fully equipped meeting rooms with free wifi, a digital projector, tea & coffee facilities, flexible room space and on-site parking for over 100 cars, including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

Self Directed Support

Donate

 Please consider donating to The Disability Resource Centre today so we can continue our vital services.

On this form-filling workshop (held most Mondays) you will have help and guidance to complete your PIP or AA (attendance allowance) claim form.

Hire our fully equipped meeting rooms with free wifi, a digital projector, tea & coffee facilities, flexible room space and on-site parking for over 100 cars, including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

Come along to our Friday drop-in session for 1-2-1 support from our employment coaches. We help people across Bedfordshire who are looking for work.

Every Thursday we offer expert help with seating and a full demonstration of all the chairs and riser-recliners we have in our shop. Our seating specialist is here to advise and help you choose the best seating.

For new or existing Personal Assistants (PAs) our free training will help improve your skills in a way that is specific to your role. We are holding monthly PA induction training sessions…

Check this page to download the timesheet you need for PAs and employers that we are supporting with direct payments including payroll and other services.

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