Helpful information

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.

Luton Carers’ Handbook

We launched the Luton Carers’ Handbook last year and it’s been now downloaded by many carers across Luton. The handbook is full of important information and useful tips including: Carer’s assessments & breaks for carers, Carer’s benefits and money, Employment support, End of life care, Information on medications and health conditions, Useful local and national contacts plus a handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers section…

Out and about

We’ve compiled some practical information to help you when you are out and about. All these links are from the Carers Trust: Accessible toilets Blue Badge Parking Scheme Community transport Days out Free entry for carers to visitor attractions Libraries and carers Public transport Shopping The Motability Scheme Travelling with equipment and medicine Carers Central …

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COVID-19 information and links to useful websites for carers

Coronavirus information and links to useful websites for carers Age UK’s main coronavirus page Information on coronavirus, including updates on how you can look after yourself and loved ones, comments from Age UK, and ways you can support older people. Independent Age Independent Age answer some frequently asked questions from their helpline which are useful to …

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Emergency telephone numbers for carers in Luton

See the (mostly) out of hours services available in Luton and nationwide: Adult and Social Care: Out of hours support    03003 008 123 Luton Food Bank: Emergency number   01582 452356 Homelessness: Out of office hours    0800 1014 7333 Women’s Aid Refuge: Office hours -01582 391856 Luton and Dunstable A&E:  08451 270127 NHS Direct: Advice …

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