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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…

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…

Bedford Borough Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

This collection of resources has had many contributors and reflects a truly multi agency approach to supporting emotional well being of children & young people of Bedford Borough. We are grateful to colleagues in Health, the Local Authority and Education for all their support with…

Bedford Borough's Summer Of SEND

The Bedford Borough Local Area has organised a "Summer of SEND" across June, July and August 2021. This is a celebration of all things Special Educational Needs and / or Disability (SEND) across Bedford Borough. There is a wide range of events for Parent/Carers, Practitioners,…

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…

Families looking to employ a Personal Assistant (PA)

Below you will see a list of families within the local area who are seeking a Personal Assistant to support one or more of their children. By clicking on the tab, it will expand to give more details to prospective Personal Assistants regarding the child's…

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…

Accessibility statement for Bedford Borough Council

Accessibility statement for Bedford Borough Local Offer This website is commissioned and run by Bedford Borough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to access and use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: change colours, contrast…

Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Summer 2021

Bedford Borough Council has received funding from the Department for Education to provide an exciting range of opportunities for children and young people in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and for those with other vulnerabilities such as children with SEND, Looked After Children or…