Photos from our recent carers event

Sally Glancy and Levi Habashanti (who are both our Carers Support Workers at Carers Central) were the hosts of the event, with Sally saying “It was really lovely to see everyone and they all know that we are here to support carers in Luton all year around”.

The CHUMS team presenting at the Carers Central event in Luton

Photo (above) The CHUMS team presenting at the Carers Central event in Luton. 

The event was attended by over 40 carers and partners with 17 stands from organisations including:

  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • CHUMS Young Carers Service
  • Total Wellbeing Luton
  • Stroke Association
  • Luton Recovery College
  • Luton Disability Network
  • Luton All Women’s Centre
  • Luton Council Carers Financial Support
  • Lets Hub
  • Supporting People with Learning Disabilities (SPLD)
  • The Disability Resource Centre
  • Carers Centre for unpaid carers in Luton
  • Alzheimer’s Society

There was time for refreshments and networking along with the presentations from CHUMS Young Carers Service, The Disability Resource Centre, Carers Central and Community Central

A number of attendees took advantage of the complimentary chair Yoga session kindly provided by local practitioner Brendan Murphy from Shanti Warrior Yoga.

People visiting all the stands from local organisations for carers in Luton

The presentations included a talk by Sally about the full range of carers support provided by Carers Central. Maimoonah Hanif who is the Health and Wellbeing Coach from The Disability Resource Centre outlined the wellbeing support that is available for carers in Luton. Our popular Carers Support Worker, Levi Habashanti, gave a presentation on the local GP practice carers’ pathways that support carers, and the Carers Champions at each local GP practice in the area.

Sally, Levi and Maimoona presenting at the event

Photo (above) Sally, Levi and Maimoonah presenting at the event.

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New for Luton

Community Central is kindly funded by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

Community Central is a 12 month project supporting Luton residents

Come and speak with the friendly Community Central team who are available at community centres in Luton to help you every week with:

  • Benefits and money management advice
  • Disability advice and support for people with health conditions
  • Help with food banks
  • Carers support
  • Support for your wellbeing and mental health
  • Help, advice and free support with employment, volunteering and training

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Email: carerscentral@drcbeds.org.uk

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