A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Many carers do not see themselves as carers because they are simply doing what they can for a relative or friend who needs them. You may be the parent of a child with additional needs, the partner of someone with memory problems, the neighbour of someone with an illness, or a child of a parent with an addiction. You may have recently become a carer, or been caring for years. Whatever your caring situation, Carers in Bedfordshire are here to help support you.
Consider the following questions:
If you find that most of your answers are 'yes' then you are a carer - and we are here to support you.
Can we help you?
If you are over the age of 4, and either you or the person you care for lives in Bedfordshire, we have services to support you. The person you care for does not have to have any formal assessment/diagnosis or claim any benefits in order for you to register as a carer.
We have specialised support for all types of carers, for more information on specific carer types please see below:
Adult Carers – caring for anyone over 18 years with a physical or medical condition
Mental Health Carers– caring for someone with a mental health issue
Learning Disability Carers – caring for an adult who has learning disabilities
Dementia Carers – caring for someone who has Dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss
Young Adult Carers – carers who are aged between 18 and 25 years looking after a relative or friend
Young Carers - carers who are aged between 4 and 17 years looking after a relative or friend
Former Carers – carers whose relative they cared for has passed away
What to do next:
Register with Carers in Bedfordshire to access our services which you can do this online by clicking here
Give our team a call on 0300 111 1919 if you would like to find out more about what we can offer you - or speak to one of our support workers.
Drop in to one of our offices or hospital lounges.