Bedfordshire Open Door is committed to offering an accessible, confidential and free professional counselling service to young people living in Bedfordshire. Their aim is to enable young people to manage their own lives with confidence and safety.
They have been established for over 25 years delivering free and confidential counselling to young people aged 13 to 25 years. They have a dedicated Board of volunteer Trustees who oversee the strategic and financial aspects of the organisation, an experienced professional management and administration team and 33 counsellors, many of whom offer their time and expertise as volunteers. They are a registered charity no. 1053008 and a limited company no. 3157152.
Over the years they have developed and extended our services. They now offer:-
In 2018-19 they offered 3,423 counselling sessions to 468 young people, a 40% increase on the previous year 96% of their clients felt that counselling helped them to understand their feelings and 91% said they offer a welcoming environment.
'What We Do' Main Pages:
Rotary international initiative to supply emergency shelter for families affected by the earthquakes and other disasters around the world.more
Schoolreaders recruits, places and supports volunteers to go to local primary schools and provide free, weekly, one-to-one reading support for children, prioritising those most disadvantaged.more
Project 229 is a pro-active, multi-agency community centre for people of all ages from 0-99 and beyond!more
Bedford Park Rotary Club are involved in a project with a charity called Toilet Twinning aiming to make Bedford a Toilet Twinned Town.more