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Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA)

Personal Assistants (PA’s) are employed to assist children/young people  who need support with health or social care and provide extra support to the parent/guardian.  Every child is different and so are their needs, PA support can vary from working with a child with Autism to…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Summer 2021

Bedford Borough Council has received funding from the Department for Education to provide an exciting range of opportunities for children and young people in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and for those with other vulnerabilities such as children with SEND, Looked After Children or…

Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer. This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so…

Disability Employment Information

Welcome to the Bedford Borough Disability Employment Page. Here you will find information for both employers looking at employing more people with a disability as well as information for people with a disability looking for paid work. In Bedford Borough we believe passionately that everyone…

Early Years SEND Funding Available

Most early years settings can support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and most children’s needs are met without additional funding. Bedford Borough has coproduced with a range of key stakeholders 'Guidance on meeting Special Educational…

Latest Coronavirus update

General Coronavirus advice and updates  Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice. For information and updates on keeping safe, and current Council and…

Employability Skills

    As well as skills specific to the job you’re going for, employers are also looking for general job skills. These are sometimes called ‘employability skills’ or ‘soft skills’. These types of skills will make you stand out. Even if you don’t think you…

NDD Local Services and Support - Mental Health

What is mental health? We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t. Mental health is complicated because it’s about how we think, feel and act, and this is always changing. When our mental…

NDD Local Services and Support - Sleep

Problems with sleep are common in all children and young people, though they may be more likely to occur in children/young people with additional needs because of possible physical or medical reasons, sensory issues, behavioural issues, learning difficulties/disabilities, and frequent hospitalisation.  Problems with sleep may…