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One of our lovely staff spotted an otter in Bedford town centre this week. Walking in nature can have loads of benefits for your mental health and you'll never know what you'll find!
#nature #walking #bedford #otter
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One of our lovely staff spotted an otter in Bedford town centre this week. Walking in nature can have loads of benefits for your mental health and youll never know what youll find!
#nature #walking #bedford #otter

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Our community transport team can support you to travel. Check out the post below ⬇️Door 2 Door were pleased to welcome Noodles the canine assistance dog on board today.

Noodles had enjoyed a visit to the garden centre with her owners. 🐾🍃
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Our community transport team can support you to travel. Check out the post below ⬇️

Do you want to support your local community? Please click the link below for more info ⬇️
yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/Want to make your #rural community a friendlier place and combat #loneliness?

#ACRENetwork member @CommFirstYorks has created a toolkit for building stronger community connections! tinyurl.com/kk28yz4

Marmalade Trust #LonelinessAwarenessWeek
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Do you want to support your local community? Please click the link below for more info ⬇️ 
https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/

When we’ve been lonely for a long time it can start to affect our mental health and wellbeing.

www.marmaladetrust.org/threestepapproach

If you're struggling, get in touch with us 👉http://ow.ly/NLJ350FaVv9

Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire

#LonelinessAwarenessWeek
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We all feel lonely at times – it’s a natural human emotion.

You don’t have to be on your own to feel lonely 👉 ow.ly/8ilj50FaWq3

If you're struggling, get in touch with us 👉http://ow.ly/wp8C50FaWq4
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We all feel lonely at times – it’s a natural human emotion.

We're biologically wired for social contact, and loneliness is our signal that we need more 👉 www.marmaladetrust.org/lonelinessguide

If you're struggling, get in touch with us 👉https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/

#LonelinessAwarenessWeek
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Do you want to volunteer in your community? Are you an active gardener who enjoys wildlife and wants to meet likeminded people? The Ivel Valley conservation group might be for you!
For more info follow this link ➡️ bedsrcc.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
#volunteersweek2021 #volunteers #bedsrccIt's Volunteers’ Week and this is our chance to say thanks to all our wonderful volunteers!

We're throwing the spotlight on those kindly giving their time to support us and our communities all week and today we focus on Ivel Valley Conservation Volunteers (IVCV).

A big thanks from us all to all our countryside volunteers, who have been keeping up the hard work to improve and maintain our countryside whenever possible over the last year.

It’s been a hard year with restrictions on numbers but there has been an increase in people accessing the countryside; our loyal group of volunteers have stepped up and worked hard on a wide range of activities with a laugh, a smile and always a piece of cake, whatever the weather has had to throw at us. Thank you.

If you would like more information about joining the IVCV and helping out with countryside volunteering then please get in touch, drop an email to info@bedsrcc.org.uk

Pictured: Richard, Elaine and Linda creating invertebrate habitat in Sandy.

#volunteersweek #volunteersweek2021
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Do you want to volunteer in your community? Are you an active gardener who enjoys wildlife and wants to meet likeminded people? The Ivel Valley conservation group might be for you!
For more info follow this link ➡️ https://bedsrcc.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
#volunteersweek2021 #volunteers #bedsrcc

Thank you to all volunteers who support their communities.
#volunteers #volunteersweek2021 #bedsrccA big, big thank to all our Village Hall and Community Building volunteers and Management Committee Trustees. There are over a 1,000 Trustees from 190 committees looking after our community buildings throughout the Befordshire and they are supported by additional members of the public who carry out the day to day task of running their local hall.

During the pandemic our halls have had to close down and reopen several times during the various stages of lock down. All this involves putting special COVID 19 Secure procedures in place and then interpreting government guidance in order to see what activities are permitted in halls when open.

Trustees are typically older retired residents who may have been self isolating, but who have still participated in supporting their hall and providing a focal point for the community.

The year has been extremely stressful for all involved in what is a voluntary role. On behalf of your community, THANK YOU.

#volunteersweek #volunteersweek2021
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Thank you to all volunteers who support their communities.
#volunteers #volunteersweek2021 #bedsrcc

Please see the latest guidance for residents living in Queens Park, Kingsbrook & Caldwell and WixamsUpdate 29 May: Surge testing is continuing in Kingsbrook, Cauldwell and Queens Park this week. If you live, work or study there you can now pick up and drop off a free PCR test at our new pop up site at Tesco Cardington Rd.

More details here www.bedford.gov.uk/news/Latest-News/2021-05-28-surge-testing-extended/

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A COVID-19 variant of concern has been identified in Bedford Borough, so we’re rolling out enhanced testing and urging anyone who lives in Queens Park, Cauldwell, Kingsbrook or Wixams to take a PCR test.

If you live in one of these areas, find out more at www.bedford.gov.uk/news/Latest-News/2021-05-19-surge-testing-deployed-to-control-spread-of-covid/

Mobile Testing Units will be available for drop ins from Thursday 20 May until Friday 28 May with no appointment necessary at:

➡️Enterprise House, Queens Park (MK40 4PF)
➡️Seasons Garden Centre, Wixams (MK45 3HU)
➡️John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Centre, Cauldwell (MK42 9TS)
➡️Oasis Beach Pool, Kingsbrook (MK42 0BZ)

Don't attend an MTU if you have symptoms of COVID-19, as you could spread the virus to other people. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
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Please see the latest guidance for residents living in Queens Park, Kingsbrook & Caldwell and Wixams

Timeline PhotosSwimming is a great form of all-round exercise, but if you fancy something different to your normal pool or lido, why not try open water swimming?

Box End Park is the perfect venue with spring fed lakes, making the water incredibly clean and safe for swimmers 🏊

It's on our list of #greenwellbeingbedfordshire activities, Take a look 👉 ow.ly/jcGc50ELJJU

See the full list 👉 ow.ly/dX2K50EIEKT

#mentalhealthawarenessweek
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Timeline PhotosIf you feel you need support with your health and wellbeing this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, please visit yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Visit our website for information about all our support services 👉 ow.ly/VbBI50D0C1P

#MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #LockdownSupport
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All aboard with Door 2 Door! A group from Wixams Retirememt Village enjoyed a shopping trip to Emmaus Village at Carlton today.

Getting out and about is key to mental wellbeing

At least the rain held off until we got them home!

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
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