Family Hubs

Our Family Hubs aim to give all children, young people and their families the best support and start to life that we can.

Bedford Borough Family Hubs logo

By joining up and enhancing existing services, we want to ensure that all families can access the support they need, when they need it.

We have two physical Family Hubs: Queens Park and Pinecones.

But much more is on offer through our Best Start Bedford website and through our ability to connect families with a range of services and professionals across Bedford Borough.

Family Hubs offer support to families from conception to age 19 and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), with a great Start for Life offer at their core.

Families can access support:

  • within their community, in places they already visit that are part of our Start for Life and Family Hub network 
  • virtually through online and digital platforms
  • by visiting a Family Hub site, and talking to a relevant professional or practitioner in person
  • from another parent or carer, as we develop more volunteer peer support opportunities

Parent partners

It is our ambition to create Family Hubs in Bedford Borough where parents, carers and families can access information and support throughout their parenting journey. The best people to help us achieve this is you.

If you are interested in becoming a parent partner or would like more information, please complete the form below:

Register to become a Parent Partner

Local needs assessment

The aim of the family needs assessment is to build a shared understanding of local families’ needs, to support the development of Family Hubs in Bedford Borough.

This assessment is part of a continuing processes to share information across services and draw on the experiences of parents and carers to build a picture of need and improve access to support.

Download the Family Hubs Needs Assessment Executive Summary (PDF) to find out what local families have told us.

Café Connect – Queens Park

Café Connect – Queens Park is a new community café at the community centre at 52 Marlborough Road, Queens Park, MK40 4LF.

In collaboration with the bpha and Faith in Queens Park, the café will be run by local volunteers offering home-cooked food to buy at a low price as well as  free tea, coffee and biscuits.

It will run fortnightly on Wednesdays during in term-time from 12.15-2.15pm.

Local services will join us regularly give information on support available and to run activities for children and adults. We hope that the café will become a local hub and support network for all of those who choose to attend.

The café launches on 15 November 2023 and will then run on the following dates:


  • 29 November
  • 13 December


  • 10 January
  • 24 January
  • 7 February
  • 28 February
  • 17 April
  • 1 May
  • 15 May
  • 5 June
  • 19 June
  • 3 July
  • 17 July

GDPR and privacy statements

View the full privacy statement for Family Hubs and Children's Centres