Specialist Support for Adults in Bedfordshire

Published: 18 May 2020

Coronavirus updates


Specialist support for adults

There is lots of general wellbeing advice out there – including eating well, exercising and keeping in touch with people.

We know that some adults might need a bit of extra support so please pass this along to anyone you know who might already use these services, or who would be helped by hearing about them.

Organisations are adapting to lockdown and social distancing. Many services are offering additional virtual support at this time.

Autism Bedfordshire

Autism Bedfordshire’s services help break down the barriers to social participation for autistic people and their families.

What's available:

  • Online and telephone support is available
  • Private group chat sessions, including adult social events and parent support groups
  • Online games and chat groups like book clubs, podcast groups and quizzes
  • Access to 'Looking after your mental health', and 'do it yourself' activity packs
  • Online teaching for skills courses for adults
  • Training via webinars and forums
  • Online live and interactive wellness sessions and clubs

Visit www.autismbedfordshire.net

POhWER Advocacy Support

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation that provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

  • Telephone and online support is available

Visit: www.pohwer.net/central-bedfordshire

Stroke Association

Central Bedfordshire Stroke Recovery Service provides practical advice, emotional support and high-quality information following a stroke, whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member.

What's available:

Visit www.stroke.org.uk/


Mind BLMK works to support positive mental health and wellbeing and to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

What's available:

  • Online and telephone support
  • Additional telephone support to all individuals as they need it. Contact Sapphira Timperio on 07546174124 or e-mail Sapphira.Timperio@mind-blmk.org.uk
  • Crisis Café is operating remotely seven days a week, between 5pm – 11pm and can be contacted during these times via telephone on 01525 722 225.

Visit www.mind-blmk.org.uk

Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire.

What's available:

  • Online and telephone support
  • Webinars for parent carers and regular groups for parent carers on Zoom (video conferencing)
  • 'Tea and Chat' groups on Zoom (video conferencing)
  • Regular meeting time for carers, peer support and information on Zoom (video conferencing) - to book sessions please call 0300 111 1919

Visit www.carersinbeds.org.uk/

TIBBS Dementia Support

TIBBS Dementia Support offers support to people in all stages of dementia, diagnosed or not, and those who support them.

What's available:

  • Online Zoom (video conferencing) chat groups
  • Regular newsletter twice a week (anyone can sign up)

Visit tibbsdementia.co.uk/

Sign up for email alerts on council information

Stay up to date with COVID information and advice from the council – visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/CovidInfo and sign up for email alerts to tell you when the information on the pages below are updated.

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Find out what to do if you think you have symptoms

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