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There are many local services which carers find useful.

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General
Mental Health & Dementia
Children and Family Services
Specific conditions
Welfare Benefits

General

Bedford Borough Council

Borough Hall 
Cauldwell Street
Bedford 
MK42 9AP 
01234 267 422
bedford.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council

Ampthill                  0300 300 8169
Biggleswade           0300 300 8170
Dunstable               0300 050 1501 
Health and Caring 0300 300 8303
centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

carers.org

Carers UK

We give expert advice, information and support.

0808 808 7777
carersuk.org/

Bedford NHS Hospital

A&E, maternity, outpatients, blood tests and pediatric services.

South Wing
Kempston Road
Bedford
MK42 9DJ
01234 355 122
bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Luton and Dunstable University NHS Hospital

A&E, maternity, outpatients, blood tests and pediatric services.

Lewsey Road
Luton
LU4 0DZ
01582 491 166
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ldh.nhs.uk

Disability Resource Centre

Information, advice, support and advocacy for most disabilities and conditions for residents of Bedfordshire. 

Poynters Road

Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU5 4TP
01582 470 900
drcbeds.org

Mental Health & Dementia

Bedford Alzheimer's Society

National charity supporting sufferers (and their families) of alzheimers, dementia or memory loss issues.

Suite B2, Emerald Court
The Pilgrim Centre
Brickhill Drive
Bedford
MK 41 7PZ
01234 327 380 
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alzheimers.org.uk

Tibbs Dementia

A Community Interest Company dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and their family carers within the local community.

19 Adelaide Sqaure
Bedford
MK40 2RN
07795 177 948
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tibbsdementia.co.uk

Bedford MENCAP

We campaign and work for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

Mencap
123 Golden Lane
London EC1Y 0RT
020 7454 0454
Fax: 020 7608 3254
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bedfordmencap.org.uk/

Mind

National charity supporting those with any mental health issue.

Bedford Wellbeing Centre
3 Woburn Road
Bedford
MK40 1EG
0300 330 0649
01234 343 969
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mind.org.uk

Memory Clinic

Biggleswade 01767 224 181
Bedford         01234 299 900

Children and Family Services

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

Specialist CAMHS are NHS mental health services that focus on the needs of children and young people.

nhs.uk - NHS CAMHS website

Luton and Bedfordshire CAMHS

The Avenue (for ASD family support)

Supportive services for families who have a child with autism - support groups, holiday groups, workshops, home visits, information and advice.

07425 551110
theavenuesupport.co.uk

Families United Network - FUN

Supports children, young adults living with additional needs and disabilities throughout Bedfordshire.

Families United Network
Britannia Estate
Unit 5
Leagrave Road
Luton
Beds
LU3 1RJ

01582 420800
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familiesunitednetwork.org.uk/

Kids in Action

A Charity supporting children, adults and families living with special needs and disabilities.

01582 477762
kidsinaction.org.uk/

CHUMS

CHUMS mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people is a social enterprise, delivering services across Luton and Bedfordshire.

01525 863 924
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Specific conditions

Autism Bedfordshire

Support, advice, training  and information charity for adults and children on the autistic spectrum and their families. Also run summer play schemes and activity groups for children.

Salamander House
2 – 10 St John’s Street
Bedford
MK42 0DH
Helpline 01234 350 704 
General Enquiries 01234 214 871
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autismbedfordshire.net

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should face cancer alone. So when you need someone to turn to, we’re here. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again.

0808 808 00 00
macmillan.org.uk/

Parkinsons UK

We're the Parkinson's support and research charity. For more than 40 years we've been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

0808 800 0303

Stroke Association

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.

0303 3033 100

Age UK

Information advice and support charity for the over 60s.

78 - 82 Bromham Road
Bedford
MK40 2QH
01234 360 510
ageuk.org.uk

Headway

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

Headway House 49 - 53 Alma Street
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 2PL
01582 876729

Welfare Benefits

Citizens Advice

Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We provide advice and support on a wide range of subjects. We also aim, through our local and national social policy work to improve policies and practices that affect people's everyday lives. You can get help by telephone, email, webchat, online advice guide or by face to face discussion.

Bedford CAB
7a St.Paul's Square, MK40 1SQ
01234 867 944
bedfordcab.org.uk

Dunstable CAB
Grove House
76 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1NF
01582 661384

Mids Beds CAB (Ampthill)
10 Bedford Street, Ampthill, MK45 2NB 
01525 402742

Mids Beds CAB (Biggleswade)
Century House, Market Square, Biggleswade,
SG18 8UU 
01767 601368

Luton CAB
Community House, 15 New Bedford Road,
Luton, LU1 1SA
0344 245 1285

BPHA

Information and access to council housing, shared ownerships, help to buy schemes.

St.Paul's Square
Bedford
MK40 1SQ
0330 100 0272
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bpha.org.uk

Advice Central

A single source of information for people living in Bedfordshire on a vast range of topics including:
Benefits, Debt, Disabilities, Edutaction, Health, Housing, Immigration, Employment, Legal, and more

advicecentral.org.uk/

Aldwick Housing

Information and access to council housing, shared ownerships, help to buy schemes.

6 Houghton Hall Business Park,
Porz Avenue, Houghton Regis,
LU5 5UZ

0300 500 6262
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You will find useful information about Care Providers & Care Homes in Bedfordshire in this Directory which can be dowloaded here

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