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 answer some frequently asked questions from their helpline which are useful to know for carers.

Disability Grant’s home education activities page

This list gives new activities and live events for parents with school-age children at home. Updated regularly.

Macmillan cancer support

Macmillan cancer support understand that people are worried about coronavirus. Here is the latest guidance for people with cancer.

Mencap

Take a look at some information Mencap have created around coronavirus.

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation provides advice on how to look after your mental health during this difficult period.

Managing you mental health

Rethink provides advice on how to manage your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Samaritans

Samaritans offer practical telephone support and information to help people finding it difficult to cope.

Stroke Association

Practical information on coronavirus for stroke survivors and carers.

Government advice for vulnerable people

If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus then you can register on the government website for more support.

Alzeimer’s Society – Support for people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society can help to answer your questions about dementia. They can also give you tips if it’s difficult to follow NHS or government advice about coronavirus.

Luton Council – Adult social care 

Some handy information for carers from the Adult Social Care and Support team at Luton Borough Council.

Carers UK – Help to plan for an emergency

Carers UK provide help and support for carers on planning for an emergency and the steps to put in place.

Government advice on scams

Useful information for the public to be extra vigilant and be wary of scams relating to coronavirus.

The Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre has compiled a wealth of information relating to coronavirus to help people with many different health conditions.

Luton Foodbank 

Luton Foodbank can provide help and support to people who are in hardship or distress and need food.

Carers Central

Carers Central are here to help and support unpaid carers in Luton.  If you need any support or are not sure who to contact call us on 0300 303 0201 or email carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm and Tuesdays 10am-7pm.

Carers UK

Carers UK have updated their guidance for unpaid carers.

Government guidance for unpaid carers

Some useful guidance for unpaid carers that provide support for family or friends.

Department for Health and Social Care

Guidance for unpaid carers providing support to adults with learning difficulties and autism.

Government advice on personal protective equipment (PPE)

Some useful advice on how to put on and take off personal protective equipment.