Carers

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.

Website: www.luton.gov.uk/adult social care

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

Website: www.carersinbeds.org.uk

Email: contact@carersinbeds.org.uk

Revitalise

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

Website: www.revitalise.org.uk

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

Website: www.carersuk.org

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

Website: www.carersinbeds.org.uk

Email: carers@mind-blmk.org.uk

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

Website: www.chums.uk.com/young-carers

Email: info@chums.uk.com

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

Website: www.tokko.co.uk

Email: info@tokko.co.uk