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Bedford as One

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Winners of the
Integration Champions Award 2016
Bedfordshire Police Community Cohesion Awards 
3rd February 2017


Bedford as One is a multi-faith network of representatives from faith, belief and religious groups working towards community cohesion in Bedford Borough by exploring and sharing similarities in diversity.

If you would like to become a member of Bedford as One, please click here and complete the form

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 Winter Festival & Awards Ceremony

 BAO Dec Flyer Winter Festival

The Winter Festival was held on Saturday 2nd December from 2.30pm at The Hub, University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA 

The free event had live performances from a Polish choir, dancers, drummers, a piper and much more.  

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Living Well with Dementia

This event was held on Saturday 21st October, 2pm to 4pm at
The Higgins, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD

Programme  

Delegate List

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Inner Peace

The event was held on Saturday 1st July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
at
The Hub, University of Bedfordshire 

Programme

Delegate List

PEACE

Presentation given by Smita Chotai, Sai Baba Community

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THE FINAL JOURNEY

was held on Monday 3rd April, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
at
The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford, MK40 3DE

Programme

Delegate List

PRESENTATIONS

About St John's - Palliative Care and Support
Fsella Afzal-Pagliari, former BME Outreach Worker

Bereavement Alliance and Bereavement Care Standards
Jan Cooper, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Bereavement Alliance

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Mid-Winter Festival

The first Mid-Winter Festival, held on Saturday 3rd December, was a great success.  Performers from a number of different communities in Bedford Borough took to the stage to entertain with song and dance.  126 people came to see the performance and take advantage of the information available about local groups and organisations at the various stalls.

Bedford as One Steering Group members would like to thank everyone who took part or helped out on the day, and everyone who came and made the event such a success.

To view the programme of performances, please click here

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Bedford as One 
Mental Health & Wellbeing

was held on Saturday 17th September 6pm - 8pm

Programme

Delegate List

Presentations

Mental Health & Wellbeing 
Imam Quadeer, Mental Health Chaplain

Bedfordshire Mental Health & Wellbeing Services
Michelle Bradley, ELFT

Introducing Health & Wellbeing
Debra Winterson, East of England Ambulance Service

Mental Health Street Triage in Bedfordshire
Chief Inspector Jaki Whittred

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Bedford as One – Sharing our Similarities 
Family - What does it means to you & your faith and belief?

was held on Sunday 3rd April, 5.00pm - 8.00pm at

The Gateway Building
Bedford Campus
Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA

Programme

Delegate List

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Bedford as One – Sharing our Similarities 
Faith, Education and Learning

was held on Saturday 21st November at

The Gateway Building
Bedford Campus
Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA

The event was designed to encourage different groups to share with each other their similarities by choosing a significant reading about education and learning, such as a scripture, poem or quote and sharing it with the other delegates.  There was also be an opportunity to talk about any projects that groups are currently running and finding out about what other groups are doing in the area of education and learning. 

Programme

Delegate List

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