Bedford Borough’s Local Offer is a place where parents and young people with Special Educational Needs and or disabilities can find clubs, activities and services to support them and their families.
You will also be able to find information about local schools and childcare as well as the latest policies and procedures. There is a helpful advice and guidance section which shows you who you can contact for more support or to ask any questions.
This website has been designed, developed, and tested (coproduced) with children and young people with SEND, Parents and Carers and professionals from a variety of services across the local area. Through coproduction testing sessions parents and young people told us what they like, what would work and what needed further work. In addition to Parent Carers, Children and Young people various stakeholders throughout the development stages have told the developers how they want the website to look, feel and be navigated as well as what functions would be helpful to them.
Finally, before the website was launched a round of testing was completed with parents, young people and professionals to make sure everything worked and to make sure the website was as good as it can be.
If you have any questions about local services or want to ask questions about the website, then please contact the Local Offer officer using the contact us section
Similarly, if you know of a service that is not on our local offer we want to hear from you so please contact the Local Offer Officer to tell her of the service so that they can make contact and get their details onto the site to support other families
If you ‘sign up’ to the Local Offer you can save your ‘Shortlist’ for future log ins and we can then add you to our contact list where we can send you updates on new services and events coming up relevant to the Local Offer (but don’t worry, we won’t bombard you with emails!!)
The Local Offer is always being built and added to. We have launched with the most basic functioning system but will be adding to it over time. Please bear with us as we continue to build the site and if you would like to be part of our journey please contact us so that we can invite you to be part of our stakeholder steering group