We have put together a list of the local support groups & organisations we are aware of. Please let us know if you have any to add to the list.

Advice Central for Central Bedfordshire

Information and advice for people in Central Bedfordshire. Includes advice on money, benefits, health and care and many others.

Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK Bedfordshire is a local charity based in Bedford and operating throughout the whole of Bedfordshire and Luton for the benefit of all older people in the County.

We are a local partner of Age UK. Because of this we are able to effectively bring the views and opinions of the older people of Bedfordshire and Luton to the attention of local and national government.


The Avenue

The Avenue holds relaxed, informal support groups in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Families can come and chat to other families who understand the highs and lows of living with a child with Autism.

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire is a partner of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. This is an integrated care system (ICS) formally established on 1 July 2022.

With the NHS, councils and other organisations working together in partnership, residents who have a range of health and care needs will be supported in a more joined up way. It should make accessing services simpler and the support provided more effective.

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC)

BRCC offers personalised support to help people make positive changes to take control of their health and wellbeing.

Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role. We offer assistance such as practical help, advice, training, advocacy, support and information.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Serving residents in Central Bedfordshire (former Mid Beds and South Beds District Council areas)

Community Dental Services

Our aim is to create a different breed of dental care service; to improve oral health where people are most in need, whilst responding to opportunities to provide new services so that our enterprise continues to thrive.

Community Voluntary Service Bedfordshire

Community Voluntary Service (CVS) Bedfordshire are a voluntary and community sector support organisation, offering a range of services, enabling local organisations and communities to make a difference. CVS Bedfordshire encourages organisations in the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to work together, and in partnership with the public and private sector, to share knowledge and expertise.

CVS Bedfordshire promotes volunteering and matches volunteers with local opportunities.

CVS Bedfordshire provides advice, information, training and facilities to organisations in the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

The Disability Resource Centre

Advice services for disabled people

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire delivers evening youth provision across the whole of Central Bedfordshire. We also deliver a busy youth café and youth action programme in Houghton Regis. Groundwork also provides 1 to 1 mentoring to 10 – 18 year olds across the whole of Central Bedfordshire. The mentoring project is for those who have low to medium needs, including issues with attainment, behaviour and attendance at school.

Headway Bedford

A charity who support adults in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough who have had an acquired brain injury e.g. from a stroke, head trauma or illness where it has caused damage to brain tissue.

Leighton Buzzard Voluntary Patient Transport (LBVPT)

Leighton Buzzard Voluntary Patient Transport (LBVPT) provides transport for the elderly and vulnerable to and from local hospitals.

The service is available to those who do not qualify for NHS non-emergency transport or are unable to go to hospital appointments by any other means.

LBVPT asks for a donation to cover the cost of providing the service.

Marie Curie – Care and support at the end of life

We believe everyone should get to lead the best life they can, right to the end. Our services help people living with any terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.


Working closely with Local Authorities and carer support organisations across the UK, Mobilise provide free online support to unpaid carers.

MoreLife BedsMK

Morelife BedsMK provide a wide variety of weight loss & management services for people living in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.

Relate – Bedfordshire and Luton

Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support.

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is a charity entirely devoted to building stronger relationships.

We can help you, your partner and family with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, new baby… anything that has an effect on your relationships.


Remap is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers. They help disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs.


Providing free and impartial information, advice and support about special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) for children, young people, parents and carers in Central Bedfordshire.

Sight Concern

Registered charity no: 1117209 Main aim is to support people with different levels of visual impairments in the Bedfordshire county.

SCB is a local, independent charity which aims to enhance the independence and quality of life of blind and partially sighted people, in Bedfordshire and Luton.

St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice is situated in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. Set in its own grounds and surrounded by farmland, it’s a haven of tranquillity while being accessible from nearby Sandy and Bedford. They care for people who are approaching the end of their lives with progressive illnesses. We have a 15-bed inpatient unit which is open round the clock.

The Tibbs Dementia Foundation

We are a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and their family carers within the local community.


VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. We work with all kinds of people and all ages. Many of our services are specifically for people with long-term conditions such as mental health conditions, dementia or a learning disability.