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NDD Local Services and Support - Toilet Training and Continence

In the UK an estimated 900,000, or 1 in 12, 5-19 year olds suffer from bowel and bladder conditions. These include bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling. The impact of continence conditions can be significant on a child or teenager’s life and the stress that…

NDD Local Services and Support - Independent Life Skills

All young people need to develop skills which enable to them to live their lives as independently as possible as adults.  Many of us take these skills for granted, but for some young people, this can offer a real sense of achievement and freedom and…

Bedfordshire Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) Pathway

Bedfordshire's Community Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder asessment pathway. Find out more: NDD pathway guidance  Working with partners from the Local Authority, local charities and community services we have created a pathway of early…

Support for your Mental and Emotional Health

We know that moving to the Leaving and After Care Team can be a tricky time for you, there can be lots of changes and decisions to make and this can feel a little bit overwhelming. Your Social Worker and Personal Advisor will support you…

Support from the Looked after Children's Health Team

During your time in care, you will have had annual health assessments with a nurse from the Looked after Children’s Health Team, as a Care Leaver you no longer need to have these assessments. However, the Looked after Children’s Health Team are still available to…

Your Health Passport

If you live within Bedfordshire, the Looked after Children’s Health Team will send you a Health Passport; this will contain key information from your childhood such as if/when you had immunisations and information about any health needs you have (in the past or current health…

Housing Advice and Options

Alongside your Personal Advisors or Social Worker, you are able to get housing advice from the Bedford Borough Council Housing Advice Team. The Housing Advice Team can give you advice on tenancy rights and responsibilities, alongside support with: Having a good relationship with your land-lord…

Support for Care Leavers with a Council Tenancy

Your Personal Advisor will support you to ensure your tenancy is set up properly. This will include helping you to register with utility companies for electricity, gas and water so that you can pay your bills, ensuring housing benefit is in place (if you are…