Supporting a loved one with dementia? FREE counselling available

FREE counselling for people supporting a loved one with dementia.


Relate Bedfordshire and Luton has secured funding to launch a FREE counselling service for people who live in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire and are supporting loved ones with dementia.

Relate understands that when you support someone with dementia your relationship changes and this can cause additional pressure, anxiety and worry. Having a professional relationship counsellor to talk to can help with these anxieties and support your own mental wellbeing and physical health.

The local Relate team are working with local public and voluntary organisations to promote the service. “Our service is designed to complement support services already available, for example ‘Carers in Bedfordshire’and ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ says Relate Bedfordshire and Luton CEO Angela Foll. “We are grateful to ‘Tibbs Dementia Foundation’ for supporting the service and providing awareness training courses for our staff and counsellors.”

Relate’s FREE, confidential counselling for individuals, couples or families is offered face-to-face in a number of community venues or by telephone or Skype.

It is estimated that more than 5,000 people with dementia live in Bedfordshire. 12% have severe dementia. Three-quarters are cared for in the community.

If you live in Bedford or Central Bedfordshire, are supporting a loved one with dementia and wish to access FREE counselling support,  contact our friendly appointments team by phoning 01234 356350, emailing: or by using this website.


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