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NDD Local Services and Support - Healthy Relationships

We all want children to grow up healthy, happy, safe and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. From September 2020 all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education in school. Your child’s school will have flexibility to deliver the content in a…

NDD Local Services and Support - Learning and development

Learning is the acquisition of new information, behaviours, or abilities after practice, observation, or other experience. Development is the progressive series of changes that occur over the lifespan of a human being. (APA Dictionary of Psychology). Learning and development are closely linked, in that learning…

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…

SEND Glossary

Is there a term, word or Acronym.  that you need clarification on please use the SEND glossary below.  If you we missed a term, word or Acronym please let us know by emailing local.offer@bedford.gov.uk  A Academy – a publicly funded school which operates outside of local authority…

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…

Advice and Support from Social Workers and Personal Advisors

Your Social Worker or Personal Advisor is there to help you to prepare to live independently and to offer advice and support after you leave care. A Social Worker is there to support young people aged 0-18 and a Personal Advisor supports young people aged…

Money Management

We want you to be as independent as possible, so your Personal Advisor will work with you to ensure that you are feeling confident to manage your money and budgets. This can include support to make sure you have arrangements in place to pay your…

Other Support Available in Bedford Borough

Refugee Council (British Red Cross) – Refugee Council will look at your needs and may be able to give one-to-one support. Depending on what services are available in your area, this could include help with: Understanding the asylum process Preparing documents, e.g. letters and applications…

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…