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HAF Summer Providers

Below is list of our Bedford Borough HAF Providers this Summer Please note - Providers will not be able to take bookings directly. All bookings must be made through E-Vouchers, using your child's unique voucher code. When you recieve the voucher code, you will be able to…

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…

Help with Childcare Costs

Financial help is available from a variety of sources to assist you and your family with childcare costs. Many families are entitled to financial help but are not aware how to claim it or that they are eligible. Below we have listed some of the help…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Easter 2022

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 income related Free School Meals (FSM). All activities are FREE of charge with lunches provided for all eligible children. Below is…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Summer 2022

HAF is back this Summer! 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 income related Free School Meals (FSM). All activities are FREE of charge with lunches provided for…

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…

How to support a foster child with FASD

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) can have a serious, long-term impact on a baby’s growth and development. Around 7,000 (1 per cent) of UK babies have FASD. It’s important that foster carers are aware of the condition and how it may affect a child’s development, learning…

Independent Advocacy

An advocate is someone who can help you to get your views across and supports you to have your say when decisions are being made about you. An advocate can give you information about your rights, help you have your say at meetings, speak on…