Latest news for Carers
Carers in Bedfordshire has opened the Carers Lounge based
in Bedford Hospital on the ground floor in South Wing. (Follow the
signs to the “Committee Room").
At The Carers Lounge you will be able to meet carer support
workers and on different days there will be staff that specialise
in areas of supporting carers. They are there to offer
advice, support and information to visiting carers of all ages and
to identify new carers.
So if you are visiting Bedford Hospital, please call in for a
coffee and a chat! No appointment or referral is needed.
and contact details available here.
NHS breaks for carers
We are very mindful of the vital roles that carers play and the
support they need to maintain their own health and well
In 2011/12 199 adult carers in Bedford
Borough successfully applied for a NHS carers’
breaks, which funded activities as diverse as holistic
therapies, golf lessons and gym membership. Sixty five young
carers were also supported to take a break, which included
activities such as:
- Horse riding
- Theatre breaks
- Stage school classes
More information on adult carers
breaks and young carers breaks is
available from Carers in Bedfordshire