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Bedford Independent Living Team

The Bedford Independent Living Team offers community based support to people within the local area.

Support can include any or a combination of support around areas of:

  • finance
  • budgeting
  • shopping
  • domestic chores
  • health and care appointments

The team offer training which can include bus or road safety training, personal care or any other life skills areas.

People using this service usually receive support sessions once or twice a week.

One of the team’s main areas of work is the completion of a living skills assessment. This outlines strengths and weakness in regards to an individuals independent living skills.

Supported living project: Huddleston Way

Huddleston Way is a supported living project which is short term for up to 3 years.

This project provides training programmes for tenants to help them learn the necessary skills so they can live independently.

These skills could include:

  • budgeting
  • shopping
  • cleaning
  • laundry

Tenants will develop their skills over time until they are able to move on into their own flat in the community. 

The community teams offer assessment, training and support to service users living independently in the community.

Referrals are accepted through social work/community health teams.