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Cllr Sarah Gallagher at the Changing Places site in Russell Park. Image: Bedford Borough Council
New accessible Changing Places toilets have been officially opened in Russell Park and at the Higgins Bedford to cater to the needs of severely disabled visitors. In Russell Park, the modular unit is...
Laura Peggs and a barn owl Image: Laura Peggs/Facebook
Bedford disability awareness campaigner and fundraiser, Jess Grugeon, has started a fundraiser for her close friend Laura Peggs, to help create a garden of her own and "change her life". Laura...
Laura Peggs and her four-wheeled walker
A Bedford woman and disability campaigner, who was left disabled by a brain tumour as a child, is adapting a walking challenge so she can take part using a four-wheeled walker. Laura Peggs...
In the last column, I talked about Purple Tuesday and the importance of disability awareness in the retail sector. This month I would like to explore a bit further what that actually means...
Between 21 to 25 September, Bedford Disability Awareness Week (BDAW) was held at The Higgin’s. The week was a long time in the planning and considering the challenges of Covid-19 it...
Bedford Disability Awareness Week (BDAW)
Paralympian Stephen Cooper will be at Bedford Disability Awareness Week (BDAW) next week (21 September), which aims to help keep the challenges of disabled people in everyone's...