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New to caring?

If you are new to caring these resources will help guide you in your caring role.

If you'd like more information on any of the resources listed below, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 111 1919

If you are new to caring these resources will help guide you in your caring role.

If you'd like more information on any of the resources listed below, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 111 1919

General Resources

TopicResourceDecription
Caring Caring for Someone  General information about caring
Over 65?  A Practical  Guide to Healthy Caring  The advice in this booklet will help those who look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities, but it is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring.
Self Care  About Me   E-learning course about taking care of yourself as a carer
Benefits  Upfront   helps you understand what benefits & entitlements you can apply for
App Jointly app  Allows you to share care with others
Caring and Working Your Rights at work  If you are juggling work with looking after someone, you are not alone - there are three million working carers in the UK.

Dementia

Local Dementia services and information
Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society in Central Bedfordshire

Carers: looking after yourself

Tibbs Dementia  Tibbs Dementia Foundation in Bedford
Memory Navigation Services  www.memoryinbeds.org.uk
Herbert Protocol Herbert Protocol
Memory Assessment Service https://memoryinbeds.org.uk/help-advice/memory-assessment-service

Elderly

Resources for those caring for the elderly
Age UK  

Age UK Bedfordshire

Helping a loved one

Independant Age  Caring for someone

Heart

Are you caring for someone with a heart condition?
British Heart Foundation Caring for someone with a heart condition 
Support Group  Hearts in Beds Cardiac Support Group

Stroke

Stroke Information  Stroke: A Carers Guide
Stroke Association  In Bedford

In Central Bedfordshire

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