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Carers Cafes

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The cafes are monthly drop-in sessions in community venues where you can meet new people and socialise with other carers

You can swap tips on caring, make new friends, and find out about other avenues of support. All carers are warmly encouraged to come, and you are also very welcome to bring the person you care for.

You can expect:
  • A warm friendly welcome
  • Stress relieving treatments - book in advance
  • Experienced staff on hand for support & information
  • Welfare and Benefit advice and signposting
  • Refreshments
  • Transport – (only available for Biggleswade, Bedford and Houghton Regis Cafes) book in advance if you have transport difficulties
  • Arts & Crafts – when possible
  • Guest speakers
  • A children's area (please note, parents are responsible for their own children at all times)

The Cafes run in 6 different locations throughout Bedfordshire.


There is a small charge for treatments:

  • Hairdressing - £5

  • Chiropody - £10

  • Massage (15 mins) - £5

  • Massage (30 mins) - £10

Remember you can use our NHS Carers Grants (if you qualify) towards courses of treatments as well.

Please ring 0300 111 1919 to book an appointment.


Bedford Café

Priory Methodist Church, 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9QJ

4th Saturday of the month

11am – 2pm 

Read more about Bedford cafe


Biggleswade Café

The Adult Centre, 142 London Road, Biggleswade SG18 8EL

1st Saturday of the month

11.00am - 2.00pm

Read more about Biggleswade cafe


Eaton Bray Café 

Eaton Bray Village Hall, Church Lane, Eaton Bray LU6 2DJ

1st Monday of the month

1pm – 4pm

Read more about Eaton Bray cafe


Flitwick Café 

Flitwick Sea Cadet Unit, Althorpe Close, Flitwick MK45 1HY

From June 2019, our Flitwick Cafe will be at Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick. MK45 1HP

4th Monday of the month

1pm – 4pm

Read more about Flitwick Café


Houghton Regis 

Houghton Regis Day Centre, Parkside Drive LU5 5QN

2nd Saturday of the month

11.00am-2.00pm

Read more about Houghton Regis cafe


Leighton Buzzard Café

Leighton Buzzard Scout Hut, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4SW

3rd Thursday of the month

1pm – 4pm

Read more about Leighton Buzzard cafe



Jane Baker
Jane Baker

Jane Baker

Carers Cafe Organiser
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