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Family Support

Every family needs support from time to time. Here you will find a range of support services that you can access to support you as parents or the whole family. Use the below categories to filter through the range of services available to you locally.…

HAF Feb 2022

Bedford Borough Council is working with a range of holiday playscheme providers to purchase free spaces on their playschemes for children eligible for income related Free School Meals. Below is a list of providers who are committed to offering free places to school aged children…

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…

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…

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…

Latest Coronavirus update

General Coronavirus advice and updates  Due to the current situation and the changes that are happening daily, we cannot be held responsible for the external information on this page that changes without our notice. For information and updates on keeping safe, and current Council and…