Support for Carers
This comprehensive and easy to
navigate carers pack has been designed to provide unpaid carers
with a central place to find information regarding all aspects of
their caring role. Download the pack here
The Carers Cafe is somewhere the carer, cared for and
immediate family can go to meet new people, socialise and enjoy the
services being provided. Support and information for
carers is available alongside a variety of activities and
treatments. These include massages, facials, hairdressing,
chiropody and activities such as photography and microwave cooking
demonstrations. More information available here
Carers in Bedfordshire have been given
funding by NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to assist
carers with costs towards something that would improve their health
or wellbeing, allow them to take a break from their caring role or
Carers can apply for a grant of up to £200 towards a service
that benefits their health and wellbeing. Visit the
Bedfordshire website for more information.
Carers in Bedfordshire has opened the Carers Lounge based
in Bedford Hospital on the ground floor in South Wing. (Follow the
signs to the “Committee Room").
At The Carers Lounge you will be able to meet carer support
workers and on different days there will be staff that specialise
in areas of supporting carers. They are there to offer
advice, support and information to visiting carers of all ages and
to identify new carers.
So if you are visiting Bedford Hospital, please call in for a
coffee and a chat! No appointment or referral is needed.
information and contact details available here.
Carers Support Groups
Carers in Bedfordshire run a range of
support groups that are open to all carers of any age and any
background. They are a great place to meet other carers in a
similar situation, or to have a chat with one of our experienced
support workers. Read here for more
Young Adult Carers Support Groups
Details of these groups can be
on the Carers in Bedfordshire website
Young Carers Break
NHS Bedfordshire have provided a grant
to support young carers. Young carers under the age of 18 can
apply for a grant to go towards a service that will benefit and
enhance their wellbeing. More information is available on the Carers in
Young and Sibling Carer Support
Carers in Bedfordshire run 13 support
groups a month for our Young Carers and Sibling Carers that are
aged 4 to 16 in order to allow them to be children and to meet
other children in a similar situation.