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Disability Employment Information

Welcome to the Bedford Borough Disability Employment Page. Here you will find information for both employers looking at employing more people with a disability as well as information for people with a disability looking for paid work. In Bedford Borough we believe passionately that everyone…

Employability Skills

    As well as skills specific to the job you’re going for, employers are also looking for general job skills. These are sometimes called ‘employability skills’ or ‘soft skills’. These types of skills will make you stand out. Even if you don’t think you…

Support for your Mental and Emotional Health

We know that moving to the Leaving and After Care Team can be a tricky time for you, there can be lots of changes and decisions to make and this can feel a little bit overwhelming. Your Social Worker and Personal Advisor will support you…

Support from the Looked after Children's Health Team

During your time in care, you will have had annual health assessments with a nurse from the Looked after Children’s Health Team, as a Care Leaver you no longer need to have these assessments. However, the Looked after Children’s Health Team are still available to…

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…

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…

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…

Mind of My Own

Mind of My Own is a quick and easy to use app or website that lets you share how you feel about your life, your workers, your meetings and the support you get. It is a great way to make sure your views go straight…

Access to Records

You have a right to see the information we keep about you, this includes the files and records written whilst you are or were in care. If the Leaving and After Care Team are still supporting you, you will need to speak with your Social…