Useful contacts in Bedfordshire

Bedford Borough Council
Tel: 01234 267422
Web: www.bedford.gov.uk
Email: care@bedford.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council
Tel: 0300 300 8303
Web: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Email: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Luton Borough Council
Tel: 01582 547660
Web: www.luton.gov.uk
Email: accessandassessment@luton.gov.uk

Healthwatch Bedford Borough
21—23 Gadsby Street, Bedford MK40 3HP
Tel: 01234 718018
Email: enquiries@healthwatchbedfordborough.co.uk
www.healthwatchbedfordborough.co.uk

Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire
Capability House, Wrest Park, Silsoe MK45 4HR
Tel: 0300 303 8554
Email: info@healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk
www.healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk

Healthwatch Luton
102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES
Tel: 01582 817060  •  Mobile: 07447 151677
Email: info@healthwatchluton.co.uk
www.healthwatchluton.co.uk

If you or an adult you know may be at risk of abuse you should contact your local Council Safeguarding Team:

Bedford Borough Council
Tel: 01234 276222
Email: adult.protection@bedford.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council
Tel: 0300 300 8122
Email: adult.protection@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Luton Borough Council
Tel: 01582 547730/547563
Email: adultsafeguarding@luton.gcsx.gov.uk

Bedfordshire Stop Smoking Service
Tel: 0800 013 0553
Email: stop.smoking@bedforshire.nhs.uk 
Web: www.smokefreebedfordshire.co.uk

Luton Stop Smoking Service
Tel: 0800 013 0845 or text ‘quit’ to 60003

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service – Keeping you safe
Tel: 0800 043 5042
Web: www.bedsfire.com/CommunitySafety/HomeFireSafety

Action on Hearing Loss Information Line
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID.
Tel: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
SMS: 0780 000 0360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

Age Concern Luton
Luton’s largest charity working with older people.
39 King Street
Luton LU1 2DW
Tel: 01582 456812
Email: admin@ageconcernluton.org.uk

Age UK Bedfordshire
Supports older people in Bedfordshire with services, advice and volunteers.
78-82 Bromham Road
Bedford MK40 2QH
Tel: 01234 360510
Email: enquiries@ageukbedfordshire.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society

Bedford
Provides information, support and services to people living with all types of dementia, their carers, family members, health professionals, and anyone else with concerns about their memory or that of someone else.

Suite B2, Emerald Court
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive
Bedford MK41 7PZ
Tel: 01234 327380
Email: bedfordshireandluton@alzheimers.org.uk

Bedfordshire and Luton

The Disability Resource Centre
Poynters House, Poynters Road
Dunstable LU5 4TP
Tel: 01582 470900
Email: bedfordshireandluton@alzheimers.org.uk

Autism Bedfordshire

Helps with information, advice, emotional and practical support to individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, their parents/carers, families and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.

Salamander House
2-10 St John’s Street
Bedford MK42 0DH
Helpline: 01234 350704
General Enquiries: 01234 214871
Email: enquiries@autismbeds.org

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

The leading community development agency working across Bedfordshire.

The Old School
Cardington
Bedford MK44 3SX
Tel: 01234 838771
Email: info@bedsrcc.org.uk

Carers in Bedfordshire
A registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role.

Suite K, Sandland Court
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive
Bedford MK41 7PZ
Tel: 0300 111 1919
Email: contact@carersinbeds.org.uk

Centre for All Families Positive Health (CAFPH)
Support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

11-15 Park Street West
Luton LU1 3BE
Tel: 01582 726061/ 01582 726063
Email: info@cafph.org

First Floor, St John’s Terrace, 17 Kingsway, Bedford MK42 9BJ
Tel: 01234 817642
Email: bedford@cafph.org

Mind BLMK
Provides a wide range of projects, groups and training.

The Rufus Centre,
Steppingley Road
Flitwick MK45 1AH
Tel: 0300 330 0648
Fax: 01525 722224
Email: hq@mind-blmk.org.uk

POhWER Advocacy Services

Bedfordshire
Will provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

Suites 2 and 5
21-23 Mill Street
Bedford MK40 3EU
Tel: 0300 456 2362
Email: pohwer@pohwer.net

Luton

Tel: 01582 447109
Email: pohwer@pohwer.net

Sight Concern Bedfordshire
Helps and supports people with sight impairment and their families.

Kings House
245 Ampthill Road
Bedford MK42 9AZ
Tel: 01234 311555
Email: office@sightconcern.org.uk

Stroke Association

Bedford
Information, support and help for people who have had strokes.

3 Ombersley Road
Bedford MK42 9JX
Tel: 01234 792686
National Helpline: 0303 30 33 100
Email: Leslie.Knowles@stroke.org.uk

Central Bedfordshire
Tel: 01582 690984
Email: Evelyn.Conaty@stroke.org.uk or Hilary.Wood@stroke.org.uk

Luton
90 Tomlinson Avenue
Luton LU4 0QQ
Tel: 01582 891330
Email: jennifer.maddock@stroke.org.uk

The Disability Resource Centre
Gives information and advice to people of any age and with any disability, their families, carers, friends and associated professionals. Includes a large display area of aids, adaptations and equipment.

Poynters House
Poynters Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire LU5 4TP
Tel: 01582 470900
Email: information@drcbeds.org.uk
or equipment@drcbeds.org.uk