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Family Groups: Bedford

Family Groups: Bedford

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Family Groups Bedford is a charity based in the Cauldwell ward of Bedford, whose aim is to “reduce isolation and increase the confidence and skills of families in the local community”. Since its establishment in 1982, it has supported vulnerable families disadvantaged by unemployment, language barriers, poverty and isolation. It runs regular skill-sharing workshops for families with pre-school children as well as numerous training courses throughout the year.

Family Groups Bedford has collaborated with Music In Detention in autumn 2010 and spring 2012, both projects creating strong links between women at Yarl’s Wood and women attending the music-making sessions at the FGB centre. Two CDs have been produced: ‘Happiness is…’ and ‘Home is Family’, where the common bonds of children and loved ones feature in the original songs created.

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