Access Bedford’s aim is to work with the D/deaf and hard of hearing community to make Bedford more accessible. Access Bedford is set up to promote social inclusion among members of the D/deaf and hard of hearing community living in Bedford and the surrounding area and we do this by:
1 – Raising public awareness of the issues affecting D/deaf people
2 – Campaigning for the promotion of British Sign Language to be on an equal footing to spoken and written English
3 – Providing recreational facilities and opportunities for D/deaf people

There are no paid staff in Access Bedford - everything is done by fantastic and committed volunteers and the support of the local Deaf community.   

St John’s is a Sue Ryder hospice based in the village of Moggerhanger. It is for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease.

It offers a range of support to communities across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, from inpatient care in a 15 bed hospice to day and community services.

Whether supporting people in the hospice or their own homes, St John’s focus is on quality of life – giving every patient the care and support they need to spend the time they have left in the way they choose.
Jacqui Thompson’s husband Gary, a reservist with the RAF Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 after his vehicle was hit by a landmine.
“I cannot put into words how much we love and miss him. We have five girls. They had a really close relationship with their dad. He was the loveliest rogue, always teasing. When he was killed, the RAF Benevolent Fund told me how they could help, and gave a cheque to make sure we weren’t in difficulty during the turmoil. I knew then that we wouldn't face losing our home. I want more people to know that, if the worst happens, the RAF Benevolent Fund are ready to help in any way they can."
The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, supporting serving and past members of the RAF and their dependants, financially and emotionally, whenever they need us. To help people like Jacqui and thousands more in the RAF’s 100th year, be a part of our team for the Bedford Half Marathon.
Tibbs Dementia Services is a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing a range of accessible services and activities for people living with dementia and their carers within the local community.

We strive to be responsive to the needs and ideas of people with dementia and their carers and actively seek to support people with dementia to have a voice and to be heard.