If caring for an elderly person, you may find that your caring role steadily increases over time. It’s important to recognise that you are a carer and have needs of your own. Register with us so that we can be there for you when you need us.

Carers assessment

If the person you are caring for is struggling to cope by themselves, you can arrange a Needs Assessment from their local council. You can have a Carers Assessment at the same time. 

For further information about these assessments, visit our Getting a Carers and Needs Assessment information page.

Local support

Age UK Bedfordshire offers a range of services (for a fee) including home help, gardening, DIY and a carers respite service. 

The Bedfordshire & Luton Care Services Directory provides details of local care agencies and useful information on how to find suitable care.