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Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2024

What is HAF? The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a nation-wide programme, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), enabling statutory school aged children in receipt of benefit related free school meals, to access FREE clubs and activities during the Easter, summer and…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

It is perfectly natural to feel sleep deprived, exhausted and like you are running on empty after having a baby, but that doesn’t make it any easier! Many parents cite the lack of sleep as one of the hardest parts of adjusting to having a…

Money Roundup -benefits and grants

Benefits Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to? Martin Lewis Martin Money Tips advises   “If you have an income of less than £30,000 and you are struggling, it is worth spending ten minutes on a benefits calculator Benefits Calculator  https://localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/kb5/bedford/directory/service.page?id=GMuG8ibs71c For information…

Summer of SEND 2022 - Practitioner Page

Welcome to the Summer of SEND Practitioner's page. Whether you work in Education, Health, Social Care or Early Help we hope that you will be able to find events and resources that are useful to you in your role. In Bedford Borough we truly believe…

Summer of SEND 2022 - Parent/Carer page

The "Summer of SEND" has been arranged to  celebrate  all things Special Educational Needs and / or Disability (SEND) across Bedford Borough. This page is dedicated to Parents/Carers of Children and Young People who have SEND, providing you with training, get togethers and events across the…

Bedford Borough Summer of SEND 2023

Following on from the success of previous years, We are  delighted to announce that we will be having another #SummerOfSEND in 2023. The theme this year is "Be Active" and we have a wide range of opportunities for SEND families to get involved in various sports…

Independent Advocacy

An advocate is someone who can help you to get your views across and supports you to have your say when decisions are being made about you. An advocate can give you information about your rights, help you have your say at meetings, speak on…