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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…

Sensory Room

We will have 2 families per 30 minute time slot. Families can be in groups of up to 4. The parent(s) must stay throughout your time in the sensory room.  Venue: SSG Services Alexander Sports Centre, Sidney Rd, Bedford MK40 2BQ There is free car…

Family Swim

Please arrive to the venue with your swimwear on, ready to swim. You will have access to the changing rooms after your swim. Each session will be 30 minutes in length. The sessions will be lifeguarded.   Unfortunately, there is no hoist or ramp available at this…

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…

Work vacancies

We have pulled together information from many different sources into one place. Here you will find links to external websites which list vacancies for paid work. Don't forget to check out the other resources on our Disability Employment Information page if you want more advice…

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…

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…