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Support for Carers

Carers Pack

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


Carers Cafe

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 Break

NHS Bedfordshire have provided a grant to support unpaid carers who have a long standing health condition or whose health is affected by their caring role. Carers can apply for a grant of up to £200 towards a service that benefits their health and wellbeing.  Visit the Carers in Bedfordshire website for more information.

 

Carers Lounge

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. 

More 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 information.

 

Young Adult Carers Support Groups (16-25 years)

Details of these groups can be found 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 Bedfordshire website

 

Young and Sibling Carer Support Groups

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. 

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Health and Social Care

Bedford Borough Council is responsible for social care services within the borough. This section explains how we support people of all ages who may need care either at home or in another setting.