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Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless (BECHAR)


The Prebend Day Centre
12 Prebend Street
MK40 1QW


01234 365955




Service offered ^ back to top

Drop-in day centre for homeless people and people aged 16+ needing support. Shelter, hot food, showers, laundry, clothing and general goods store. Advice and help with housing, benefits and personal finance. Support and referrals for substance misusers. Medical room. Social activities. A range of satellite clinics are run at the premises - call for schedule and details.

Target group

Anyone aged 16 and over who is homeless or needs support.

Area served

Bedford and surrounding villages.

How to contact ^ back to top

Drop-in or phone.

Opening times
Monday8am - 12 noon
Tuesday8am - 12 noon
Wednesday8am - 12 noon
Thursday8am - 12 noon
Friday8am - 12 noon
WeekendsSat & Sun 8am - 12 noon

Access information ^ back to top

Disabled access

Level entrance.

Adapted toilets


Wheelchair access

Yes - full

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top


See info on the Contribute page of the website.

Further information ^ back to top

Type of organisation

Registered Charity


6 full time, 4 part time, 30+ volunteers.

Public transport

10 minutes walk from Bedford town centre, bus and train stations.

Update Information ^ back to top

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