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