Getting some help with money

We can help you with support and advice about money

Sally and Levi help carers in Luton with benefits and money every week. So please contact us  for free and confidential assistance.

Financial support for carers

If you’re an unpaid carer there may be financial support out there to help you.

See our popular page Carer’s benefits and money which includes plenty of practical information on:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • How much am I entitled to?
  • If the person you look after goes into hospital
  • A new carer claiming Carer’s Allowance

Save money on energy bills

We’ve collated 18 websites with hints, tips and links with ways to save money on energy bills.

Local and national financial support for unpaid carers in Luton

Find out what’s available and how to apply with our list of links to useful websites and services.


Links to local help:

Click for the Disability Resource Centre's welfare benefits page

The Disability Resource Centre – Benefits Advice provides confidential, independent and free advice and support to carers. The up-to-date information and advice provided is available to people of any age and with any disability, older people, their families, carers, friends and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.

You can also make appointments with the expert benefits advisors who can give more specific advice such as benefit checks and help with form filling e.g. Carers Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance.

Carers UK – Help with benefits

Carers UK provided information on the benefits that unpaid carers may be entitled to.  This includes Carers Allowance.

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Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent advice on many topics for older people in Luton. Age UK also have a money matters page on their main website which includes information on benefits and more.

Luton Council

Luton Council can give you advice on housing benefits to help with your rent payments and council tax support to help with your council tax payments.

Luton Rights

Luton Rights provided free independent advice on welfare benefits and tax credits to residents in Luton.

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Links to online tools & useful websites:

Advice Guide Benefits Info – Compiled by the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Benefits Calculator – Find out what benefits you are entitled to.

Benefits for the over 50s – Find out about benefits in older age.

Benefits for those with disabilities  – Info from the GOV.UK website about benefits if you have a disability.

Carers Allowance

A government website providing information on how to claim Carers Allowance.

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Turn2Us

Providing information about welfare benefits and tax credits and how you can work out which ones you might be entitled to.

HM Revenue & Customs

Information from a government website providing information on tax credits, child benefit, income tax, national insurance, self-assessment, coming to the UK, pensioners and information for the self-employed.

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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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Carer’s breaks

You may be able to receive some help that enables you to take some time out from your caring responsibilities…

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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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Help to get a Blue Badge

A Blue Badge for disabled parking If you feel the person you are caring for could benefit from a Blue Badge to help with disabled parking they can apply (or you can apply for them as their carer) via their local authority’s website. Who is entitled to a blue badge? You may be able to

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