Are You a Carer?

Do you provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help? If you do, you are a carer.

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Carers in Bedfordshire

If you are a carer, or have been a carer, you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, guilt, bereavement, trauma and loss. Counselling can help you work through these emotions, allowing you time and space to concentrate on your emotions.

Telephone: 0300 111 1919




Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. The charity also has one of the most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.

Telephone: 0303 303 0145


Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Bedfordshire Carers Guide

A guide for Bedfordshire residents, 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.


Carers' Cafe

Informal drop-in with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The cost is £1 entry including tea/coffee and cake/biscuits. It is run between 13:00-14:30 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Mind BLMK’s Wellbeing Centre, 46/56 Dumfries Street, Luton.

Facebook: @mindblmk

Twitter: @MindBLMK

Telephone: 01582 380 002



CHUMS - Young Carers Service

The service supports children and young people aged five to 18 who help to care for someone with a disability, chronic or serious illness, mental health condition, learning difficulty etc, whether that is a parent or sibling. Support is offered through group work in schools as well as monthly drop-in facilities.

Facebook: @ChumsCharity

Twitter: @CHUMSCharity

Telephone: 01525 863 924



Young People's Counselling

Counselling at TOKKO Youth Space in Gordon Street is short-term intervention counselling (4-6 weeks). Young people aged 10 to 21 can share their problems in a confidential environment, being treated with respect based on an understanding of their culture and background.

Facebook: @tokkoyouthluton

Twitter: @TokkoYouthLuton

Instagram: @tokkoyouthluton

Telephone: 01582 544 990



Carer's Emergency Card

The Central Bedfordshire Carer’s Emergency Card enables you to record what you would like to happen in case of an emergency. The small card can easily be stored in your purse or wallet. If an emergency arises, the card will alert people that you are a carer and will know who to contact to make sure the cared for person is safe.

Telephone: 0300 300 8036