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 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.

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

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Email: carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk

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Mental Health Week – Mind BLMK Open Day in Luton

Monday 9th May 2022 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week so this is the perfect time to look to achieve better mental health. This year, the theme is ‘loneliness’ and how we can all help to tackle loneliness. Local mental health charity Mind BLMK is holding an free to attend open day in Luton on Thursday 12th May 2022.

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32 ways to improve your wellbeing

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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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Many Luton carers have been reading our April newsletter

We’ve had lots of good feedback from carers in Luton about our newsletter again this month. They’ve been telling us the newsletter is a useful way to find out about local services for carers. Take a look at this April’s newsletter This month we featured: Mind BLMK who have been supporting people in Bedfordshire, Luton

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