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Your Health Passport

If you live within Bedfordshire, the Looked after Children’s Health Team will send you a Health Passport; this will contain key information from your childhood such as if/when you had immunisations and information about any health needs you have (in the past or current health…

Housing Advice and Options

Alongside your Personal Advisors or Social Worker, you are able to get housing advice from the Bedford Borough Council Housing Advice Team. The Housing Advice Team can give you advice on tenancy rights and responsibilities, alongside support with: Having a good relationship with your land-lord…

Leaving Care Before Turning 18

We will encourage you to stay in care until you are 18. Most young people still live at home with their families at this age. If you choose to leave care before age 18, the law says we must provide you with suitable accommodation so…

NDD Local Services and Support - Sensory

Sensory Processing is the ability to register, discriminate, adapt and respond appropriately, both physically and emotionally to sensory input from our bodies and the environment. We receive a great deal of information from our senses. We use this information in many ways – to help…

NDD Local Services and Support - Behaviour

All children have times when they behave in inappropriate or challenging ways. They can go through different phases as they develop and become more independent and this might mean they push limits and boundaries from time to time. At times of change or difficulty, for…

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…

NDD Local Services and Support - Family Wellbeing

Children’s wellbeing is connected to their parents’ (mental and physical) wellbeing more than any other influence in their lives and parents and children do not exist in isolation. Our upbringing and family life shapes us, gives us context to the world around us – our…