Thrilled to receive vital funds for our charity

We are all thrilled to receive a grant of up to £7,500 from BLCF as part of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund.


With this vital funding, we have been able to fully support our teams working at home during the crisis. We’ve improved our IT systems to better serve many more disabled people, carers and people with long term health conditions across Bedfordshire.

We have purchased new laptops for the team, achieved IT system improvements to allow for remote working and also implemented additional web content and technologies including website chat.


This funding was awarded by BLCF as part of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund. @bedlutcf

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We are here to help

Our full team are all working at home during the coronavirus crisis, providing our many services by phone and online via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, mobile text, email and you can also chat to us live on this website:

WhatsApp: 07871 744157
Phone: 01582 470 900
Facebook Messenger: @TheDisabilityResourceCentre
Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk
Text us: 07871 744157
Chat to us now: Click the pink ‘chat to us’ box below, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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We’ll help support you with lots of practical information. For specific advice about benefits, benefits appeals and equipment we can arrange dedicated telephone appointments.

Our website provides up-to-date web links to relevant and trustworthy websites, both locally and nationwide. You can chat to us on our website or at our popular Facebook page.

We’re busy contacting the most vulnerable people in our area and connecting up online with local support groups in our community.

Our dedicated carers team is helping carers and PAs to understand about changes required in their work practices during the crisis and any support or benefits they may be entitled to claim.

Useful links during the coronavirus crisis:

Help for unpaid carers in Luton

Through our Carers Central service we provide 1-2-1 help for unpaid carers who can discuss more in-depth issues with our carer support workers, Sally and Levi. Please phone our dedicated carers helpline on 0300303 0201 to make an appointment or use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

https://carerscentral.org.uk/news/latest-coronavirus-information-for-older-people-and-vulnerable-people/

https://carerscentral.org.uk/news/useful-links-during-the-coronavirus-crisis-for-benefits-grants-help-with-paying-bills-paying-rent-mortgages-and-more/

 

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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

Instant help 

Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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