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What is a learning disability?

What is a Learning disability? A learning disability can affect the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have ongoing difficulties with; understanding new or complex information learning new skills coping independently A learning disability happens when a person's…

Behaviour, Learning and Inclusion Support

Bedford Borough Council and it's partners launched their Behaviour, Learning and Inclusions Support Strategy (BLISS) in November 2019. This is a multi-agency approach to promote inclusion and helping vulnerable children to stay in school. Produced in partnership with schools, colleges, nurseries, police and health services, this…

Joint Commissioning

Joint Commissioning is a strategic approach to planning and delivering services in a holistic, joined-up way. It is a means for the different partners commissioning education, health and care provision, to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND.   Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning…

Pathway Planning

If you are an Eligible, Relevant or Former Relevant Care Leaver, your personal Advisers will talk to you about what support you need and record this information in your Pathway Plan. Your Pathway Plan is all about the steps you need to take to help…

Council Tax

As a young person who is supported by the Leaving and After Care Team, you do not need to pay Council Tax until you reach the age of 25 or are earning over £50000 when you move into your own home.

Types of Accommodation

Staying Put With your foster carer if you have been living in foster care and this is what both you and your foster carer wants. You are able to remain living with your foster carer until you reach the age of 21. The Staying Put…

Support for Care Leavers with a Council Tenancy

Your Personal Advisor will support you to ensure your tenancy is set up properly. This will include helping you to register with utility companies for electricity, gas and water so that you can pay your bills, ensuring housing benefit is in place (if you are…