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Carers Lounge

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. 

More information 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 being.

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
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Kickboxing
  • Laptops
  • Theatre breaks
  • Stage school classes


More information on adult carers breaks and young carers breaks is available from Carers in Bedfordshire

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