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A carer is a person who is unpaid and looks after or supports someone who needs help with their day-to-day life due to reasons such as:

  • their age
  • a long-term illness
  • disability
  • mental health
  • substance misuse

Carers support and advice

As a carer, you can get advice and support. You may be entitled to receive benefits to support you in your caring role. We are here to help and advise you so that you can continue giving care while taking into account your own needs. Your health and well being is important and so is having a life outside your caring role. 

Get help with Carers UK

We have teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in our area a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may help to make your caring situation easier. Create an account and get free access to all the products and support resources. The free access code is DGTL9072. 

You can find out more about 'looking after someone' in the Carers UK guide.

If you care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled, contact us for information, advice and guidance:

Tel: 01234 267422

For after hours emergencies only

Tel: 0300 300 8123   

Write to us:

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AP

Complete an online enquiry form

We welcome your feedback. Please contact customer relations if you would like to:

  • make a comment about our services
  • give a compliment
  • make a complaint
  • For further information about services provided, visit Carers in Bedfordshire.