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Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

We have representatives from the Carers in Bedfordshire here in the surgery on the last Tuesday of each month between 10am and 11am, who will be happy to give you information and advice, see also this link: Carers at Bassett Road Surgery, June 2017

There is also a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

  • Memory navigation service

This is a Bedfordshire-wide telephone-based service for people and their carers worried about their memory or living with dementia. Calls are directed to specially trained volunteers working with trained staff and a Dementia Nurse specialist, provided by the East London Foundation Trust.

You can call with any memory-related concerns (either for yourself or someone you care for) plus latest information on services available. For more information contact 0300 111 9090.

  • Basic Life Support Training for Carers

      We have been made aware of some training specially aimed at carers and parents of

      young children. If you are interested, please click on the link below: 

      Basic Life Support Training for Carers & Parents

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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