Carers Week at Luton Central Library

 

For Carers Week: Thursday 9th June – Carers Central face-to-face coffee afternoon at Luton Central Library from 1pm-3pm. Drop in and see us for help on a wide range of topics supporting unpaid carers in Luton.

Luton Central Library

About Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

The theme for Carers Week 2022 is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’. The aim is that unpaid carers should be recognised in all areas of life. Caring should be valued and respected by everyone in our society, and carers should have access to the information and support they need, where and when they need it.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

Are you an unpaid carer?

A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who, because of age, mental health, physical or other disability, cannot manage at home without help. Even if you receive Carer’s Allowance for your caring role, you are still classed as an unpaid carer.

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We are here to help unpaid carers across Luton

We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 4pm, and on Tuesdays from 10am to 7pm.

Call: 0300 303 0201

Email: carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk

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Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Are you an unpaid carer?

A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who, because of age, mental health, physical or other disability, cannot manage at home without help. Even if you receive Carer’s Allowance for your caring role, you are still classed as an unpaid carer.

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32 ways to improve your wellbeing

There are lots of ways to help improve your overall wellbeing as a carer. Here we have compiled some local organisations and support groups that can help with your wellbeing, as well as some nationally available services, phone apps and useful websites. Total Wellbeing Luton Total Wellbeing in Luton “is a service that supports people

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Free vaxi taxi service to get vaccinated in Luton

Luton Council are pleased to offer this free taxi service for Luton residents who need transport to get vaccinated The Luton Council COVID-19 website page says “We know that the cost of travel can be a barrier to getting vaccinated. In an effort to improve vaccination uptake among the residents of Luton it is now

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