About Us

Access Bedford and the D/deaf community together can make a huge difference, find out more about our Charity Aims & Objectives below.

Charity Aims & Objectives

The objectives of the charity are:

  • To make Bedford a more accessible place for the local Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community by providing opportunities to socialise, reduce isolation and encourage engagement with each other and the wider community.
  • To encourage deaf community awareness of the services that can support them and their rights to equal access and communication.
  • To share knowledge and educate the service providers and community leaders in the requirements of the deaf community, to enable them to access services and support on an equal level to the rest of the local community.
  • To promote British Sign Language on an equal footing to spoken and written English.

How and when did Access Bedford start?


We can help you get issues, opinions and ideas from the Deaf Community on new developments like Riverside North and services like the Hospital, Police and Social Care in Bedford Borough.

You can help us with our aims, coming to events and projects, letting people know about what we do and about new initiatives like the deafhelp emails (Police and Hosptial) and helping us by fundraising.