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Young Carers Support

Carers in Bedfordshire

A all age carers’ service was commissioned for Bedfordshire providing support, advice and opportunities for carers in Bedfordshire. Carers in Bedfordshire will provide this one stop service and is funded jointly by Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. This has been re-commissioned to provide:

 

  • 121 support for young carers including a minimum of 6 sessions
  • Activity clubs
  • Peer mentor project
  • Young Carers Newsletter
  • Training workshops
  • Awareness raising events and activities
  • Support carers voice in strategy and decision making
  • Carers Café

 

Opening times:

Telephone: 

Fax:      

Website:

Email:

Monday to Friday 8:30am -4:30pm

0300 111 1919

01234 341766

http://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/

contact@carersinbeds.org.uk

Chief Executive Officer

Young Carers Support Worker

Young Carers 12 - 17 years old

Young Carers 4 – 11 years old

Sibling Carers lead

Young Carers Grants lead            

Helen Satterthwaite

Austin Trudgill

Shelley Hobbs  

Amy Smith

Janice Shankland             

Mandy Lee

0300 111 1919

07772 231230

07805 861821

07772 231222

07772 231225

07772 231234

Address: Suite K, Sandland Court, The Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford,  MK41 7PZ

 

Young Carers Grants

NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has provided a grant to support young carers. Young carers under the age of 18 can apply for a grant of up to £150 to go towards a service that will benefit and enhance their wellbeing. Examples of how the grant could be used include

  • Fun Activities
  • A day trip
  • Taking up a hobby
  • Joining a club
  • A school trip
  • Training
  • Or your own idea!

 

You can find out more at http://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/youngcarersgrants.html

 

Bedford Borough Council Children’s Services

For a young carers assessment of need for early intervention support, please complete a CAF (Common Assessment Framework) form

 

Office number: 01234 718700

Website:  http://tinyurl.com/qeu3tgk

Email: multiagency@bedford.gov.uk  

 

For a young carers assessment of need for specialist support, crisis support or to access direct payments (16+) please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at Bedford Borough Council.

 

Office number:  01234 718700 (MASH team)

Emergency Duty Team:   0300 300 8123 (out of hours cover)

Email: mash@bedford.gcsx.gov.uk

 

 

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