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Preparing for GDPR changes in May
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 with legislation covering how you store and use personal data. We have put together some useful resources to help you prepare.


Training: Property Management for Non-Property Managers
Free training from The Ethical Property Foundation, in association with The Harpur Trust, on unlocking the mysteries of property management. 18 April in Bedford. This is for charities working in Bedford Borough.


Related Events

Volunteer Recruitment Session

  • Thursday 22 March 2018

To start volunteering locally, come along to this recruitment session and speak to an advisor about the available opportunities in the Bedfordshire area that might suit your interest and availability.



  • There is a permanant, full-time post available as a Bistro Assistant at Emmaus Carlton. Apply by 19 March.