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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…

Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties Guidance

This Dyslexia Guidance was co-produced with parents and carers of children with dyslexia, young people with dyslexia and professionals working in the field of dyslexia. The original document was created by Cambridge Local Authority and has been adapted to mete the needs of the Bedford…

Document Library

Please find our Documents Library which we hope will support parents/carers, SENDco and any others working in SEND to find the information they need quickly. If you would  like a document in a different format please email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk   Documents related to individual services will remain attached to…

Can I learn to drive if I have a disability?

Having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t drive – there are various modifications that can be designed to help make your driving as comfortable as possible, depending on your needs. Get a provisional licence First off, you should apply for your provisional driving…

Personal Assistants - Advertising for work

Welcome to our Personal Assistant listing page. This page enabled local Personal Assistants to advertise themselves so that prospective families or professionals can view who is in the local area willing to undertake PA work.  Below is a list of Personal Assistants, click on the…

Help & Advice

As a parent or professional it is not always easy to know where to go for support, who to ask for advice or what next steps are needed. We have included a list of services and support you might find useful but if you still…

SENDIASS Service

The Bedford SENDIASS (formerly Bedford SEND Advice) provide a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and or a disability (SEND). We also offer support to young people with SEN or a disability to help them…

Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood Transition or preparing for adulthood is the term used to describe the process which is in place to support young people and their families move from services they have received as a child into those that they need when they become an…

Bedford Borough's Summer Of SEND

The Bedford Borough Local Area has organised a "Summer of SEND" across June, July and August 2021. This is a celebration of all things Special Educational Needs and / or Disability (SEND) across Bedford Borough. There is a wide range of events for Parent/Carers, Practitioners,…