Please say if you are requesting help for yourself or on behalf of someone else. At the current time we are only funded to provide support for people living in Bedford, Bedford Borough and Central Bed...
As a huge number of volunteers answer the government's call to help the NHS, one group from Bedford say they could also do with a hand. The newly-formed Bedford Kindness is helping local vulnerable pe...
Do you need something to do? Discover a wide range of activities, tips and things you can do while self isolating or keeping a social distance. Click or tap on one of the boxes below to find all resou...
Mother's Day can be an incredibly challenging day and, with the added anxiety around #coronavirus, it could feel even harder to manage if you're grieving 🧡
Cruise have a Freephone National Helpline which will be open on Sunday 22 March from 9.30am to 5pm if you would like to talk to one of their trained bereavement supporters: 0808 808 1677. Take care.Mother's Day can be an incredibly challenging day and, with the added anxiety around #coronavirus, it could feel even harder to manage if you're grieving 💜
We asked our Instagram followers to let us know how they're planning to cope with Mother's Day - these are just four of the comments we received 💜
Do any of these strike a chord for you? How are you planning to get through the day? Let us know in the comments below ⬇️
Our Freephone National Helpline will be open on Sunday 22 March from 9.30am to 5pm if you would like to talk to one of our trained bereavement supporters: 0808 808 1677. Take care. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are aware of neighbours, family members or friends who are self-isolating make sure you support them with everyday tasks like food shopping, collecting medicines and walking dogs.
Many local communities are organising themselves into support groups to help those self-isolating. Information will often be pushed through letter boxes or can be found on social media. You can also email Bedford Borough Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are healthy and looking at ways you can help support people who are self-isolating the council would love to hear from you.
They are establishing a community hub that will pull together volunteers, assist individuals self-isolating and seek to match both groups.
If you'd like to get involved, please contact them at Covid19help@bedford.gov.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
Need to get out? The National Trust have agreed to remove all pay barriers from National Trust parks and Gardens. This is in response to do what they can for everyone at this time to support social distancing and the need to be outside in nature for our own mental wellbeing.
It will mean that all the grounds behind pay barriers will now be open for everyone. In addition all carparking chargers will be removed. You can enjoy the open space and keep your social distance as per the government advice.
However, all cafes, houses, retail will be shut. So take a drink and something to eat.
Also, the National Parks are free and always open.
Stay at home as much as you can, but when you need it - nature is there for you and free. ... See MoreSee Less
Some practical support and help for those in rented accommodation. Your local Community Wellbeing Champion can signpost you to further support if you need it during this period of uncertainty. Check out our website and request a call back from one of the team. ... See MoreSee Less