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Here you can find newly released national information and up-to-date information about local organisations.

Local Events

There are a number of surveys both locally and nationally which allows you to have your say in social and health care services.  It is important for carers to make sure that their voice is heard.  Further information found here 

May to August - Bedfordshire Recovery College Prospectus - throughout Bedfordshire (large document to download.  You can pick up your copy at Carers in Bedfordshire offices) 26/4

May to Sept - Central Bedfordshire Healthwatch – Just Ask Dates 26/4

16 August - Dunstable - Employment Toolkit Workshop 3/5
21 August -Biggleswade - Employment Toolkit Workshop 3/5
26 August - Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Hours NEW 15/8
29 August (ends 28 Nov) - Bedford, Higgins Museum - Back Down Memory Lane NEW 15/8

September to 19 December - Central Bedfordshire SENDIASS meeting dates 11/7
9 September - CAMHS Stakeholder Meeting NEW 15/8
25 September - Bedford Health & Wellbeing Fair NEW 15/8
27 September - Autism Partnership Meeting NEW 15/8

27 December - The Stable, Wavendon - Relaxed Performance of the Scarecrows Wedding  1/7

Ongoing -  Sports Programme -  Bedford Borough Council NEW 15/8
Ongoing - Limitless for adults with learning disabilities - Dunstable 19/7
Ongoing - Bat & Chat for the over 50s - Bedford 7/6
Ongoing -  Impact Training in Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard & Bedford
Ongoing - Wellbeing workshops for carers living in Luton - Disability Resource Centre
Ongoing - Mental Health Group for expectant & new mums in Flitwick & Bedford
Ongoing -  Spirituality & Recovery Support Group - Bedford
Ongoing - Every Tuesday & Thursday - Leighton Buzzard - The Lighthouse Mental Health Care 26/4
Ongoing - Bedfordshire Parentline – New text service 3/5

New Resources

Counselling Support for Victims of Crime NEW 15/8

Child Bereavement - Short Guidance Films NEW 15/8

Central Bedfordshire Survey for Bedfordshire Community Health Services NEW 15/8

Impact's Summer Journal NEW 15/8

Customer satisfaction survey is being carried out on SEND Information, Advice and Support Services.  Take part here NEW 2/8

Council for Disabled Children Newsletter 2/8

Children’s Funeral Fund from the Government 2/8

Dunstable Integrated Health & Care Hub Report 2/8

Paying the right level of Council Tax: A plain English Guide to Council Tax 2/8

www.kooth.com - a new online counselling service for 11 to 19 years old commissioned by the BCCG. 26/7

Healthwatch - Oral Health Care whilst living in a care home26/7

Central Bedfordshire Healthwatch Summer Newsletter26/7

New Dementia awareness film for people in the South Asian Communities with subtitles in Urdu and Hindu. 26/7

Article by Shobna Gulati about her experience with dementia. 26/7

Working Families new advice leaflets: Benefits; Rights at Work & Flexible Working26/7

Blog from Working Families on returning to work whilst bringing up a child with Down's Syndrome. 26/7

Healthwatch NHS Ten Year Plan Consultation Report  19/7

Bedford & District Mencap Newsletter  19/7

Unforgettable, dementia products supplier is now called Living Better with Dementia 19/7

Independent Age - How to claim Pension Credit 19/7

Managing Anxiety in Autism for Parents  11/7

Central Bedfordshire Local Offer update 11/7

Bedford Healthwatch - Annual Report 11/7

Carers Eating Disorder Association - New Dates for meetings, Recommended books list & Information booklet  11/7

Pressure Ulcers Guide for Carers 1/7

Denture Cleaning Guidelines 1/7

Bedford Borough Local Offer is now live  1/7

Bedford Hospital CQC report 1/7

Central Bedfordshire Healthwatch - Mental Health Report 1/7

Central Bedfordshire Healthwatch - Annual Report 1/7

NHS 111 now available online, including a BSL interpreting service  16/5

Independent Age - Planning for the end-of-life  16/5

Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Service  16/5

Independent Age – Moneywise Guide 26/4

Independent Age – Living Well with long term conditions 26/4

Alzheimer’s Society - Dementia Guides in other languages 26/4

Dementia UK & RCGP – Using GP Online Services 26/4

Navigate: parent mentoring for parents whose child has recently received a diagnosis in the last year  4/4

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention call from the BCCG  4/4

Type 2 Diabetes - Know your Risk   4/4

Independent Age - Getting out and about   1/4

 Independent Age -  Finding the right care home   1/4

Sue Ryder - A Better Death Guide   1/4

Independent Age - Switching Energy Supplier

Listening Books - Free membership

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