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Care for the over 70s and vulnerable groups

The Council’s Adults’ Services teams are working in partnership with care providers across the borough.

Care homes

Due to social distancing and the need to protect vulnerable groups, visits to all care homes managed by Bedford Borough Council have been stopped. Families have been contacted.

All our care homes have put plans in place for contact to continue through video and telephone calls.

If you need help

We have set up a Community Hub to deliver basic food parcels and prescriptions to people who are self-isolating and have no family or friends who can help.

Help for extremely vulnerable residents from the NHS

The NHS is contacting anyone who is at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition.

If you have not heard from the NHS and you think you fall into that category, you can register with them here

Protective shielding

If you live with someone who is extremely vulnerable you should follow guidance from the government to keep you well and protected from infection. This is called “protective shielding”.

See the advice on GOV.UK on the steps you can take to practice social distancing and protective shielding during this time.

Dementia and coronavirus

If you are living with, or supporting those with dementia, the Alzheimer's Society has coronavirus information for people affected by dementia including:

  • supporting a person with dementia at home
  • activity ideas for people living with dementia
  • support for a person with dementia living alone
  • supporting a person with dementia from a distance 
  • how the Alzheimer's Society can help

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