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Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA)

Personal Assistants (PA’s) are employed to assist children/young people  who need support with health or social care and provide extra support to the parent/guardian.  Every child is different and so are their needs, PA support can vary from working with a child with Autism to…

Bedfordshire Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) Pathway

Bedfordshire's Community Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are working together to create our neurodevelopmental disorder asessment pathway. Find out more: NDD pathway guidance  Working with partners from the Local Authority, local charities and community services we have created a pathway of early…

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…

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…