MP drops in on FACES Bedford team

Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller visits FACES in Bedford.
Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller visits FACES in Bedford.

FACES Bedford welcomed MP for Bedford and Kempston, Richard Fuller, to their offices for a fact finding mission on their work in family support.

CEO Wendie Lovatt said: “We were very pleased that Richard could accept our invitation for an informal visit, to meet with some of our volunteers and families, and members of the staff team and Chair of Trustees. Talking through our projects with Richard, we were able to show how we aim to provide exceptional family support that is vital in our community and society.

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ in terms of the requirements of a challenged family, and the innovative style of work by FACES Bedford provides tailor-made services both in type and length to ensure the most targeted services are available.”

Richard said: “I was delighted to visit FACES and meet the volunteers and staff. They provide invaluable support to families, often in difficult situations and are a great example of how vital the charitable and voluntary sector is in Bedford.”

FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services) are a well-established local charity offering practical and emotional support to families under stress.

They do this by recruiting and training volunteers who work alongside practitioners in delivering a unique menu of tailored services directly to the family, in their own home.

FACES aim to support families during difficult periods in their lives, especially where this will contribute to keeping children with their families. Their objectives include working in partnership with parents to promote the well-being of each family as a whole, and enabling families to manage their affairs with increased confidence and independence. Visit