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Centre for Independent Living

Address and contact details

Centre for Independent Living
21-23 Gadsby Street
Bedford
MK40 3HP

Tel: (01234) 718030

 

About us

The Centre for Independent Living is a day opportunity service which supports adults with learning disabilities to maintain and improve their daily living and independence skills. It is for people who are not reliant on a building base to meet their needs. The service offers opportunities for individuals to progress to more independent lifestyles through activities and by accessing services in and around the town of Bedford. The staff team consists of Senior Day Care Officers, Day Care Officers and Community Facilitators. The team support people to achieve their goals using Gadsby Street as a base.

The Centre for Independent Living is a base close to the town centre of Bedford and is accessible from Bedford bus station.

 

Our aims

The main aim of the service is for people to develop personal and independent living skills and to ensure access the local community in the same way as all other citizens. The service will achieve this by supporting people who would like to become more independent, to work towards gaining work experience, take part in community projects and where possible to work towards employment. The service will also support people to learn to travel as independently as possible, opening up opportunities to a more rewarding and inclusive lifestyle.

 

Services offered

The service supports people who are supported by Adult Services to make greater use of the facilities in and around the town, such as leisure, sport, social, public transport, and community enterprise projects. The Supported Employment Service also runs from the Gadsby Street base and people are encouraged where possible to aim towards work experience or paid employment.

We are currently open from Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.00 and we are looking for further opportunities to extend these in the future. The service is closed on bank holidays.

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