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Welcome to Families First Bedfordshire!
Families First Bedfordshire has a strong ethos and a long history of family support. Families have always come first and are at the heart of our organisation. Over the years the charity has helped families in the local Bedfordshire area, to build on their individual strengths and empower parents/carers to develop stronger family relationships. This year the charity celebrates its 30th anniversary! We hope you will join us in celebrating, by joining in the fun activities and events throughout the year.

Families First Bedfordshire's mission is to provide an empowering, community focussed service which enables families to thrive and have positive outcomes for todays and tomorrows generations.
We have a number of projects and services to support us in achieving our mission.  Click on the project logo below to learn more out the services we provide.

News Column
we had a great day at the Harpur Run and Fun Day yesterday (22.05.16).  Photos uploaded to events and facebook!

Our Service Evaluation report is now available!  We have recently evaluated our Play Therapy Service and Liberty domestic abuse programme.  Read the full report here.

FfB have been awarded a BBC Children in Need grant for £119,773 over the next 3 years!  Click Here to download a full press release.
Our Children's Centre impact report and Charity Annual Report are now ready to download! 

Goldington Family Centre Re-brands!  Full announcement click here
A full press release and more information can be found on our News Page



Goldington Family Centre was awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark 


The PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations) is built on 12 quality areas that are important for voluntary and community organisations.  Our outcomes showed good evidence about the value of the Centre's work and the benefits it provides.   The quality assurance system is endorsed by the Charity Commission (2014). Accreditation received in 2010 and 2014.

General Information


Our main office address is;


Goldington Family Centre

28-30 Meadway

Bedford, MK41 9HU


You can also call us on 01234 341 977 during opening hours;


Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday  8.30am - 4.30pm

Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday 10.00am - 12.30pm


The Nursery is open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday and their number is 01234 352 202.



You can also email us by clicking here.



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  Corporate Information


Families First Bedfordshire is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee.  There is a Board of Trustees which oversee the strategic direction of the Charity in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team. 


The Charity was originally formed in 1985 and was called Goldington Family Centre.  Over the years the Charity has grown significantly with ambitions to develop and deliver services across the whole of Bedfordshire.


Our Charity number is 1108055 and you can view our profile and download our audited accounts from the charities commission website.


Our company number is 05115062.  Information held by companies house about the charity can be found here.

Families First Bedfordshire
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