Carers at Bassett Road Surgery

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 the NHS website 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. You can also register with Carers in Bedfordshire so that they can keep in touch with you and offer appropriate resources.
  • 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.

Carers in Bedfordshire

A new Bedfordshire guide for carers has been launched to mark Carers Rights Day. “Caring for Family & Friends” is packed with details of local organisations and services that can help those who care for someone who can’t manage without them because of a disability, condition or long-term illness.

Read more.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 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.

Finance and Law

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