Derry Dynes is the CEO of Family Groups which is a small registered charity based in Ampthill Road, Bedford. This year we are celebrating our 31st Anniversary supporting local families in the community.
We aim to support the local community to improve their life skills, health and well being and reduce barriers by offering support, training, free crèches and a safe environment where you can meet up with other local families.
There is no set criteria to become a member of Family Groups and no charge. We have members from all over Bedford Borough who join us for our workshops, crèches and training courses. Many have pre school children who can play and learn in our on site crèche while they can enjoy time out for a few hours. We are proud to be a diverse charity so there are no restrictions on gender, age, religion, personal circumstances or any other factor.
We support individuals who are unemployed or looking to add to their skills to gain employment, improve their current situation or looking for volunteering opportunities.
Our Future Aspirations course includes CV writing, Interviewing Skills, Communication, Customer Service, Equality and Diversity Awareness and Presentation Skills. It is a pre entry course for people who are looking to gain skills and improve their self confidence and find employment. The course is informative, interactive and aimed to be fun while learning new skills. We also offer you individual support to help you with application forms and seeking the right job..