Ivel Valley


We have put together a guide to what is available locally to support families of children with additional needs.

This is not a comprehensive list. There may be other organisations and clubs available locally.  If you know of any others, please let us know.


Support and Information

Support group for families and adults, living or working with ADHD and ASC.

Tel: 01462 813282
Email: Enquiries@outsidein-solutions.org
Web: www.outsidein-solutions.com

Autism Bedfordshire
Provides information, advice and support to children and adults with autistic spectrum conditions and their families.

Tel: 01234 350704
Web: www.autismbeds.org

 The Avenue
Offers support to families who have children on the autistic spectrum.

Tel:  07425 551110
Email: theavenuesupport@outlook.com
Web: theavenuesupport.co.uk

Carers in Bedfordshire
Support for carers.

Tel: 0300 111 1919
Web: www.carersinbeds.org.uk

Families United Network
A group providing advice, support and services to children, young adults and families with special educational and disabilities (SEND).  This includes holiday clubs, swimming sessions, youth clubs and trips out.

Tel: 01582 420800
Email: info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk
Web: www.familiesunitednetwork.org.uk

Parent Network
Support group for parents caring for children with additional needs and disabilities.

Tel: 01442 219720
Email: info@familiesinfocus.co.uk
Web: www.familiesinfocus.co.uk

Nurse Led Clinic
To support families in understanding and managing sleep, behaviour toileting or eating problems.

Tel:  01234 310271
01234 310278


Clubs and Activities

Beaver Swim Session

Saxon Leisure Centre – Saturdays 5 – 6pm, the pool is closed to the general public. Only open to families of young people or adults with SEND.

Tel: 01462 700 350  or  01767 433 133

Disability Multi Activity Club
Saxon Leisure Centre – Every Friday 5 – 7pm
Aimed for 8 – 17 year olds. Join in with fun games and activities.

Tel: 0300 300 4621 (Robin Osborn)
Email: robin.osborn@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Web: centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Children with Disability Register
Join free to receive newsletters of activities happening locally and registration card. Which may provide benefits at leisure facilities.

Tel: 0300 300 6311
Email: christine.collis@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Go Club!
A club open to children aged 4-17 years old, with Neuro Diverse conditions (eg ASD, ADHD).

Tel: 07859 048832 (Deborah Wheeler)
Web: dhwheeler.wix.com/goclub

Adapted Bikes at Marston Moretaine Forest Centre
Use adapted bikes in lovely forest surroundings.

Tel: 0300 300 4621
Email: robin.osborn@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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