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Agency Details: The Disability Resource Centre

Telephone
01582 470900 (Office and advice line)
01582 470959 (Fax)
Address
Poynters House
Poynters Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU5 4TP
E mail
Website
http://www.drcbeds.org.uk
Organisation status
Voluntary organisation

This agency is a registered charity.

Regions Served
Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire
We deal with the following groups
We deal with anyone with a disability of any age and of any disability, relatives, friends and carers and professionals in Bedfordshire (including Luton).
Opening Times
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
9.00am - 4.45pm Friday
Accessibility
Disability access and parking
Areas of law on which we give advice
Benefits, Community Care, Consumer, Discrimination, Employment
Level of service
Information and advice service for any disability related topic including welfare benefits. Equipment display area to try, gain advice and buy disability aids. Direct payments service. Also new for Luton - Confident Carers project.
We deal with the following other services
Disability Awareness training for taxi drivers
Manual Handling Training
Disability Awareness Training
Direct Payments Support services and payroll
Wheelchair Hire/Room Hire
Description
A user led organisation providing a range of information services to people with disabilities, their families, carers and professionals. The focal point for disability services throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.
Outreach Services Available
We have an outreach service covering Bedford, Luton and Central Bedfordshire
Accreditation
None
Referral Procedures
Telephone to make a referral
Extra Services
We offer an advice service for Equipment and have a large Equipment Display Area so that clients can look at equipment and purchase with confidence. We also offer benefits surgeries for form filling for Disability benefits for all ages.

'Choices' project covers Marsh Farm Area (LU3.3 postcode) and helps families, carers, young people.
Telephone advice
Telephone advice line available 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
Face-to-face advice
Drop-in Day for Equipment & Information services on Wednesdays 9am - 5pm. Best to call ahead on other days to check availability.
Other information
We have a direct payments service in Milton Keynes.
Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Gurmukhi and Spanish spoken.

Our services are free of charge.