The Carers Rest is a weekly group held in Bedford. We run regular social activities such as professional singers, bingo and quizzes, with coffee, tea and a hot lunch. It is a chance to relax and have fun amongst friends who are in the same situations. Everyone supports each other.
Who can attend?
The Carers Rest provides a much needed break for carers caring for loved ones living with Dementia, Alzheimers or memory loss issues. Come along either by yourself or with the person you are caring for. We encourage carers to take a well earned break from caring for a loved one living with dementia, Alzheimers or memory loss issues.
Occasionally we have speakers attend to talk on relevant issues for carers and their loved ones. A support worker is also on hand and helpful volunteers.
Where do we meet?
The group meets at
- Dame Alice Court, Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3NR
- Tuesdays from 10.15am to 1.15pm
- Transport can also be provided from some locations
We charge £2 for tea, coffee and biscuits and if you would like to have a hot meal we charge a total cost of £5 per head.
Peer to Peer Support
An experienced carer, who is also a trained counsellor, is available each week if you wish to have a 1:1 session to talk over any worries you may have. On average 2 out of 3 carers take advantage of this valuable and confidential service.
What do members say?
"It's my lifeline. I try very hard not to miss it. I feel supported and look forward to seeing everyone on a Tuesday. The entertainment is always good and I love being the bingo caller. The group gives me a much needed life when I am feeling down or swamped by my caring role." Tony Young.
3 April: Physio to Prevent Falls by Nadia Kopec
10 April: Jukebox Legends
17 April: James Le Bec
24 April: Relaxation with Mel
8 May: Benefits update by Jon Clingan
15 May: Terry Morgan
22 May: Quiz
29 May: James Le Bec
5 June: Jukebox Legends
12 June: Quiz
19 June: James Le Bec
26 June: Relaxation with Mel