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Types of Housing

We want all young people in Bedford to be able to choose where they live and who they live with. Some young people may want to continue to live with family or carers and others will want to move out of the home they have…

Personal Budgets for Education

A child’s parents or young person over the age of 16 providing they can make financial decisions can request a Personal Budget for Education. To be eligible for a Personal Budget for Education, the child or young person must have an EHCP, and the request…

Personal Health Budgets

The NHS explains that Personal Health Budget uses NHS funding to create an individually agreed personalised care and support plan that offers people of all ages greater choice and flexibility over how their assessed health and wellbeing needs are met. Personal health budgets are flexible.…

Domestic Abuse Support

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, by a partner, ex-partner, a family member, or carer. If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. . Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP) Refuge -…

HAF - Support pages

We want to make sure that all families eligible for the Holiday Activities and Food Programme are able to access support and information they may need. Click on the icons below for links to relevant websites, information and organisations. 

Budgeting, income and benefits support

CLICK HERE for Cost of living guide Budgeting Advice: Money Saving Expert Citizens Advice Which? - My Money Health Check Money Helper - Help with the cost of living Benefits Advice: GOV.UK - Benefits How to apply for Universal Credit Benefits Calculator Citizens Advice Debt Advice:…

Early Help and Social Care

What to do if you have safeguarding concerns about a child: Integrated Front door (IFD) Other information and web pages: Early Help Information Social Care Information Children with Disabilities Team Fostering and Adoption


There are many different elements to healthcare, from mental health to dental care and vaccinations. Explore the links below to visit useful websites and find out more information. Medical help and advice: Get help for your symptoms - NHS 111 Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust…