Useful contacts & resources

Central Bedfordshire Council Family Information Service provides an on-line directory service containing lots of information about activities, family support services, education and childcare settings:

CBC Family Information Directory

0300 300 8585



Healthy Under 5’s: their website contains lots of information about healthy eating, oral health & physical activities for the under 5’s.

Healthy Under 5’s website

Healthy Under 5s 2015

Dad Talk/Dad Info: Dad Talk’s website is a community of men championing fatherhood and exploring what it is to be a dad in 21st century Britain.

Dad Talk website

dad info

Netmums: Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups & how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers.  The local sites are backed by a wealth of parenting articles that start with pregnancy & follow through each stage of childhood helping mums to enjoy a happy and healthy family life.

Netmums websiteNetmums


Families United Network: Families United Network (FUN) is a registered Charity and membership organisation which supports children, young adults living with additional needs and disabilities throughout Bedfordshire.

Families United Network website



Leighton-Linslade Citizens Advice Bureau:  The Citizens Advice service provides  free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We help people overcome their problems and campaign on big issues when their voices need to be heard.

Leighton Linslade CABCAB LL




Voluntary & Community Action:  We work with individuals and organisations to promote and develop volunteering, so that people are inspired to volunteer, have the opportunity to do so and have excellent volunteering experiences.

Volunteering can be very rewarding. It builds your confidence, enables you to meet new people, learn new skills, share experience and enhance your CV.  We also work with voluntary organisations, community groups, public sector organisations, businesses and local communities throughout Central Bedfordshire to promote and develop volunteering.  For more information call us on 01525 850559 or email

VCA Website