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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:
Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:
Alternatively, you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit or A&E:
Tel: 01442 213 141
08:00 – 22:00
Tel: 01582 491 166
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Tel: 01908 660 033
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For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.
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- Open till late and at weekends
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COVID-19 Support Room
COVID-19 Support Room
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
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A national organisation with information, guidance, training and services for helping patients in regards to everything related to Autism.
Child Development Centre
The Child Development Centre provides services to children with development needs and disabilities.
National Autistic Society
A society that helps patients with Autism.
Helping and working with children with brain conditions (inc autism) and their families.
Bedford Bereavement Services
Offering support to all bereaved people during our group meetings held monthly at
Norse Rd Crematorium.
Telephone: 01234 718150
The Compassionate Friends
Supporting bereaved parents and their families after the death of their son or
daughter, at any age and from any cause.
Helpline: 0845 123 2304
Telephone: 01767 689781
A national charity offering a social and support network for men and women who lost their partner when aged 51 or over.
Bedford Diabetes UK
The Diabetes UK Bedford group is one of over 350 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK. Their aim is to provide support and educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about diabetes. They encourage those interested to attend our group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for people to discuss diabetes and its effects.
Telephone: 0345 123 2399
The World Health Organization estimate that over 382 million people worldwide, including 4.05 million in the UK have diabetes, a metabolic disorder affecting blood sugar levels. Diabetes.co.uk is your resource for information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes symptoms and diabetes treatments.
Diabetes.co.uk is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.
Carer's Emergency Card
The Central Bedfordshire Carer’s Emergency Card enables you to record what you would like to happen in case of an emergency. The small card can easily be stored in your purse or wallet. If an emergency arises, the card will alert people that you are a carer and will know who to contact to make sure the cared for person is safe.
Telephone: 0300 300 8036
Bedfordshire Carers Guide
A guide for Bedfordshire residents, packed with details of local organisations and services that can help those who care for someone who can’t manage without them because of a disability, condition or long-term illness.
Bedfordshire Children's Centres
A list of the children’s centres in Bedfordshire. The centres are places where parents with young children can share the challenges and joys of parenthood. They offer a range of activities and support services to help you with all aspects of parenting to make sure your child gets the best start in life.
Telephone: 01234 341977
Families First Bedfordshire
Families have always come first and are at the heart of the organisation. Over the years the charity has helped families in the local Bedfordshire area, to build on their individual strengths and empower parents/carers to develop stronger family relationships. Families First Bedfordshire’s mission is to provide an empowering, community focused service which enables families to thrive. They have a number of projects and services to support us in achieving our mission.
Telephone: 01234 341977
Bedford Twins Club - All Multiples Welcome
Regular meetings and a support network across Bedford.
Early Childhood Partnership
The ECP offers a full range of free services to expectant parents/carers and families with children up to the age of 5. Children Centres are a place where lots of different things happen under one roof. For more information on the services provided by the ECP, you can visit their dedicated website.
Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society
BDCPS is a small local charity which provides playschemes and youth clubs for disabled young people (aged 0 to 25) in addition to critical support and funding to families, parents and carers.
Telephone: 01234 351759
Bedford Women's Centre
Supports women in the community to improve the quality of life for them and their families. Offers one to one support and mentoring, weekly workshops, training courses (both accredited and non-accredited) and support groups for women to promote healthy relationships and eradicate Domestic Abuse.
Telephone: 01234 316801
The support at CAFPH is not only directed to the person living with HIV but to carers and family members who support the services users. The support they offer is structured to suit the whole family.
Citizens Advice Bedford
Citizens Advice Bedford (CAB) is an independent charitable organisation that helps people resolve their problems by providing information and advice. The service is open to anyone: it is free, independent, confidential and impartial. CAB exists to help those who live or work in the Borough of Bedford.
Telephone: 01234 867 944 (Mon – Thurs, 10:00–13:00)
Provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of food-banks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Telephone: 01234 268569
The Prebend Day Centre
Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless (BeCHaR) has been running The Prebend Day Centre since 1993. They take a holistic approach to helping individuals take the next step towards reintegration into the local community. This is achieved through our drop-in centre and support team, which is available to vulnerable men and women (individuals in crisis) aged 16 and over.
Telephone: 01234 365955
Path 2 Recovery
Path to Recovery (P2R) is a one stop service which provides advice, treatment and support to adults 18+ whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use. They are open to residents of Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire.
Telephone: 01234 352220
If you’re under 18, support is available from Aquarius
Telephone: 01234 341977
If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.
Telephone: 0300 123 1110
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Telephone: 0800 9177 650
Talk to Frank
If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.
Telephone: 0300 123 6600
Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps
Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.
Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) delivered by East London NHS Foundation Trust is part of a wider network of services that offer help and support to children and young people who have mental health difficulties and their families/carers.
Telephone: 01234 893301
CHUMS currently delivers nine services across Luton & Bedfordshire, although not all are available in both areas. Supporting children and young people is at the heart of everything they do, and they are passionate about supporting as many children and young people as possible.
Telephone: 01525 863924
Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery Service
In partnership with East London Foundation Partnership Trust (ELFT) and The University of Bedfordshire, Recovery Colleges offer a wide range of free courses and workshops to everyone living and working in Bedfordshire and Luton, which are recovery focused, and aim to provide strategies and techniques for individuals to use in their daily lives to promote self management.
Telephone: 01234 263621
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Tibbs Dementia Services
Tibbs Dementia Services is a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and their carers within the local community. They strive to be responsive to the needs and ideas of people with dementia and their carers and actively seek to support people with dementia to have a voice and to be heard.
Telephone: 07795 177948
A weekly sociable group for people with dementia (or significant cognitive impairment) and/or their family carers, friends & supporters, to enjoy playing walking football in a supported, understanding setting.
The Bedfordshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.
The Alzheimer’s Society offers counselling, support, and education for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’ and their families. On the website, enter your postcode for more detailed information about dementia services and support groups in your area.
Telephone: 0300 222 1122
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme designed to help locate people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory problems if they go missing. Referrals can be made by anyone (including the individual) via phone or email.
Bedford Angel Domino Team
Bedford Angel Domino Club is primarily a social group offering senior citizens within the African and Caribbean Community to participate in activities that take them out of living in isolation and become active within the community.
Telephone: 07774 573599
Mature Citizens Action Group
To inform those residents of the Borough aged 50 or over on matters affecting their lives. They hold open meetings every two months on the 3rd Monday of the month, at the Salvation Army Hall in Commercial Road, Bedford. Meetings start at 09:30. Application for membership to the Secretary.
Telephone: Rachel Kirkham, 01234 314093
Bedfordshire Memory Navigation Service
Local support for people with memory loss and dementia, and for their carers.
Telephone: 0300 111 9090
Oakley Rural Day Centre
They offer elderly clients the opportunity to meet in a warm, friendly atmosphere and participate in a varied activity programme, including exercise, singing, quizzes and crafts, helping to build confidence and self-esteem. Refreshments are provided throughout the day, as well as a hot lunch.
Information about finding care and support for adults and elderly relatives.
Telephone: 0800 389 2077
Cinnamon Trust is a National Charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, where the owner needs help walking their dog
Telephone: 01736 757900
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90
Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
Telephone: 0800 888 6678
Mind the Bump
A monthly, women only social group to offer emotional support in a safe environment to address low mood, anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy.
Who can attend:
Any woman living in Bedford who is pregnant and is low in mood, is experiencing or who has experienced depression and/or anxiety.
Pine Cones Children’s Centre, Slade Walk, Bedford, MK41 7SA
Time and Date:
1st Thursday of each month 16:00-18:00.
For more information:
They’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together they can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.
Telephone: 0808 800 0303
Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health services.
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.
Family Planning Association
A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.
Telephone: 020 7608 5240
Sexual Health Helpline
The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-20:00.
Telephone: 0300 123 7123
Support and services to help you lead a smoke free life.
Quit with help
Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.
Helping you to get healthy, MoreLife Services run many programmes designed to help you and your family make small changes which make a big difference.
Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.
You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.
Am I a Healthy Weight?
Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool
GP Services for Young People
A useful guide to accessing GP services for young people, aged 13 – 16 years old.
A free and anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service to every child or young person living in Luton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.