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Bedford Day Services at Kempston Centre

Main purpose

Bedford Day Services at the Kempston Centre provide a range of day opportunities to people who have learning disabilities and complex needs that require supervised staff support. The Kempston Centre can accommodate the needs of people with multiple disabilities and have specialist personal care facilities on site, with qualified staff in areas such as Autism, Epilepsy Management, Diabetes Monitoring and PEG feeding and medication All staff work in a Person Centred way. This enables individuals to have an informed choice on the activities that they participate in during the day, and ensures that activities and care support is tailored to the individual needs and is delivered in a way that is dignified, purposeful and meaningful. Kempston Centre is part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team working with other agencies for example: Physio Therapy Team, Sensory Team, Speech and Language Therapy and any other health professionals that are required.

What we offer

The Activities available include:

  • sensory relaxation
  • community access
  • making greeting cards
  • arts and crafts
  • woodwork
  • running a coffee shop
  • a catering project
  • gardening and many more. 

Individuals are encouraged to participate in ‘Advocacy Groups’ which are facilitated by our POhWER advocacy services and topics are fed back into the Adult Learning Disability Partnership Board. This enables people to participate with the decision making process and the future of their Service.

Catering project 

The Catering Project here at Kempston Centre is a project run four days a week and two of those days (Tues & Thurs) we run a café in the community for the public. The project has a 5 rating from Environmental Health and we provide buffets to many establishments including Borough Hall, Bedfordshire Police, NHS services and other private functions. The other two days are for shopping, meal planning and cooking. The people that currently work in the project are mainly based at Kempston Centre with day service placements.

You can visit one of our cafes on a weekly basis to see the Catering Group in action.

  • Café Mix @ Kempston Centenary Hall on Thursdays between 12.30pm and 2pm
  • Cople Coffee Shop @ Cople Village Hall on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 12pm

Who to contact

Contact Name
Please contact one of our managers from Bedford Day Services

An informal visit can be arranged with any member of the Management Team at the Centre.

Where to go

Kempston Centre
Carnell Close,
Off Williamson Road
MK42 7HP
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
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Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals for day care places are negotiated through the Care Management Process.

Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers