Are You a Carer?
Do you provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help? If you do, you are a carer.
Website: www.luton.gov.uk/adult social care
Carers in Bedfordshire
If you are a carer, or have been a carer, you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, guilt, bereavement, trauma and loss. Counselling can help you work through these emotions, allowing you time and space to concentrate on your emotions.
Telephone: 0300 111 1919
Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. The charity also has one of the most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.
Telephone: 0303 303 0145
Informal drop-in with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The cost is £1 entry including tea/coffee and cake/biscuits. It is run between 13:00-14:30 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Mind BLMK’s Wellbeing Centre, 46/56 Dumfries Street, Luton.
Telephone: 01582 380 002
CHUMS - Young Carers Service
The service supports children and young people aged five to 18 who help to care for someone with a disability, chronic or serious illness, mental health condition, learning difficulty etc, whether that is a parent or sibling. Support is offered through group work in schools as well as monthly drop-in facilities.
Telephone: 01525 863 924
Young People's Counselling
Counselling at TOKKO Youth Space in Gordon Street is short-term intervention counselling (4-6 weeks). Young people aged 10 to 21 can share their problems in a confidential environment, being treated with respect based on an understanding of their culture and background.
Telephone: 01582 544 990