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  • Queens Award for Voluntary Service
    Article: Jun 15, 2021

    The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities.

    The nomination window for 2022 round will close on 15th September and nominations can be made online at https://qavs.culture.gov.uk/.

  • Carers Week logo
    Article: Jun 14, 2021

    Carers Week came to a close for another year yesterday, and through the week Bedford Borough Council along with a number of local organisations marked the event in a range of ways, raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities. Their efforts had in common a focus on Making Caring Visible and Valued, the theme of this year's Carers Week.

  • Cllr Wendy Rider
    Article: Jun 14, 2021

    The Shared Lives Bedford team would like to say a big thank you to all our inspirational carers who open up their homes to support young people and adults who have support needs.

    'Virtual' parties are taking place across the UK as part of Shared Lives week, organised by Shared Lives Plus, the UK charity, which is celebrating supporting more than 14,000 people with support needs who are matched with over 10,000 Shared Lives carers.