Carers in Bedfordshire - Welcome

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Providing services to

Adult Carers, Parent Carers, Young Adult Carers 16-25, Young Carers, Sibling Carers, Mental Health Carers, Military Veteran Carers and Former Carers

Telephone number - 0300 111 1919

 

WHO ARE CARERS IN BEDFORDSHIRE?

Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role.  We offer assistance such as practical help, advice, training, advocacy, support and information.

Carers in Bedfordshire was constituted in 2004 to help and support all unpaid carers of family and friends.  

Carers in Bedfordshire is a network member of the Carers Trust, a national network helping and supporting carers throughout the UK. We are also affiliated to Carers UK.

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AM I A CARER?

A family carer is anyone, of any age, who as a part of their normal life, offers help and support to a relative or friend who is dependent on them. 

If you are a carer and would like to register free of charge to receive our services, please click here to fill out a short registration form.

WHAT SERVICES DO CARERS IN BEDFORDSHIRE PROVIDE?

Carers in Bedfordshire offer these specialist support services throughout Bedfordshire

Click here to view our information booklet, which provides an overview of all of our services.

For more information on any of our services, click on the name of the project in the list above, or follow the links in the menu bar at the top of the page.

We also offer these support services;

Telephone, email and text Support
Home and Centre Visits
Emotional and Practical Support
Information, Advice and Advocacy
Carers Support Groups
Social Events and Outings
Training

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Please contact us if
you would like to know more, have a question, concern or would just like to talk to someone in confidence.

 

Carers Lounge          Telephone Befriending          Adult Carers Breaks

 


The facts and figures about carers

Did you know there are over 6 million carers in the United Kingdom

Carers save the government (United Kingdom) at least £87 billion a year

More than 1 in 5 carers spend 50 hours or more a week on caring responsibilities

1 in 10 adults in the United Kingdom is a carer

Around half of carers in England said their health had been affected because of the care they provide.

Many give up an income, future employment prospects and pension rights to become a carer

42% of carers are men

Recent statistics from the Young Carers breaks project at Carers in Bedfordshire report that an average of 74% of young carers suffer from stress, anxiety or depression due to their caring role.

It is thought that up to 700,000 children and young people aged under 18 could be caring for family members or friends; more than four times the official figure taken from the 2001 census.

Sibling Project              Young Carers Breaks              Training

 

Contact Us

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone:         0300 111 1919 

Address:
Suite K
Sandland Court
Pilgrim Centre
Brickhill Drive                 Bedford
MK41 7PZ

 

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01234 341766


President:
Alistair Burt MP

Chief Executive Officer:
Helen Satterthwaite

Chair:
Anne Grant

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