GP & Deaf Patient Survey Report 2021

Access Bedford have been made aware of regular incidents of communication breakdown between patients and their GP/GP surgery, this information has come to us via the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community through our Deaf Space drop-in service and through our social media channels. Access Bedford wanted to identify where the breakdowns were so that […]

Access Bedford – Deaf Patient Survey

Within the Deaf community there have been regular incidents of communication breakdown between the patient and their GP/GP surgery. We are asking you to fill in this survey so that we can identify where the breakdowns are and work with you to ensure that both GP’s and patients understand how to support surgeries to commit […]

New Winter Edition Newsletter 2021

The Access Bedford Newsletter is back! Click here to read it in full Winter Edition Newsletter Find out what the Access Bedford Trustees and committee have been up to and what’s coming up over the next few months. We really hope you like the new look newsletter, please do let us know! Email us [email protected] […]

Access Bedford family was on ITV news

An Access Bedford family was on ITV news this week, did you see it? We managed to record it and thanks to committee member Marie, we’ve added a BSL interpreter and subtitles to our copy on our Youtube Channel. Here’s a link: If you are part of a family with a D/deaf child and want […]

2.6 Challenge

In April the Access Bedford committee, family and friends joined the #TwoPointSixChallege and took on challenges based on the number 2.6 or 26.2, 26.2 miles is the distance run in a full marathon. Not everyone can commit to running a marathon but challenging yourself to a 2.6 run, walk, cycle or skip is achievable! Together […]


Access Bedford were back at The Higgins Bedford for BedPop 2020 again this year providing BSL interpreters for the live science demonstrations, and teaching some Deaf awareness and fingerspelling fun to the visitors. BedPop science Lab brings dozens of FREE hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities, ready to inspire the scientists, engineers and inventors […]


Access Bedford are proud to support SoupFest each year and provide Interpreters throughout the day to make sure the event is accessible to our Deaf community. SoupFest is a festival of soup celebrating Bedfordshire’s talented chefs and raising money for people experiencing homelessness at the same time.  Local businesses and volunteers pull together in order […]

Quiz & Cake

We welcomed friends and family to the Bedford Athletic Rugby Club for an afternoon of fun. We had 46 people attending making up 8 teams. Thank you to Quiz master Ciaran for putting together the quiz questions and testing the teams brain power to the max! Well done to everyone who took part and especially […]

ZooCo – Interview with Ros and Will.

Who are ZooCo and where are you based? Hello! I’m Ros and I’m the producer for Zoo Co – we’re a theatre company based in Croydon. We create mainstream theatre but every show is relaxed. This show which is called Sirens is accessible to d/Deaf and hearing people, is creatively captioned and has integrated BSL […]