Posts Categorized: Family

Christmas tensions trigger huge rise in New Year calls

We’re expecting a peak in calls in the New Year after relationship tensions come to a head over the Christmas holidays. In January 2017, we received more than double the number of calls from local people compared with an average month – the total uplift was 108%. That figure was four times the uplift in… Read more »

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

Free support for relatives and friends of people affected by dementia

This week it’s Dementia Awareness Week. The chances are you’ll know someone living with dementia. The disease affects one in three people over the age of 65 nationwide as well as about 40,000 people who are younger. Early last year Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council estimated that 5,000 people with dementia live in their… Read more »

Building confidence and skills

Thanks to funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation we are working with King’s Arms Project, Bedford, on another training programme in May to support people living in the project’s temporary accommodation. Our joint aim is to enable participants take control of their lives by securing permanent accommodation and having the confidence and skills to seek employment… Read more »