Carers who visit the Luton & Dunstable Hospital can now take advantage of a comforting new facility where they’ll be able to find out more about services available for themselves and their loved ones.
The carers lounge in St Mary’s Wing was opened by MP Alistair Burt, who is president of Carers in Bedfordshire,
He said: “Carers do such a vital job and we need to ensure they are supported at all levels. Offering space to rest and relax as well as talk to key agencies who can offer advice and information is a wonderful service.” The lounge is run by support staff and volunteers from Carers in Bedfordshire. Representatives from MIND, the Disability Resource Centre, the Stroke Association, Alzheimer’s Society and Keech Hospice Care are available on a regular basis.
Lounge co-ordinator Saleha Khanom said: “We have a huge range of information on wlefare and benefits, dementia, cancer and caring for a child with disabilities. We invite carers to pop in for a chat and a cup of tea. They will always find a listening ear.”