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Our mission, vision and values


Families United Network (FUN) is a member based charity supporting children and young people living with additional needs or disabilities throughout Bedfordshire.

FUN provides service for families with children and young people aged from birth to 25 years.  It’s free to join and as a member you and your family are able to access all our services.

At Families United Network we are passionate about what we do and why we do it.  Here at FUN we are pretty proud of what we offer and we hope you will join us on our journey.

FUN aims to provide support for families by creating a relaxed and non-judgmental environment which supports inclusion. A particular benefit for members is the ability to try new experiences in a safe and understanding setting. Through our program of trips and clubs, families broaden their horizons as they gain confidence to access new activities for the first time. All of the activities that are offered allow families with disabled children and young people to access events and facilities, sometimes for the first time, in a way that families without disabled children take for granted.

Our mission

To provide children and young adults with any additional need or disability with the support and leisure opportunities that they need to further their personal and social development.

To provide parent carers and siblings with the support, information and guidance that they need to support them in their role as care givers.

Our vision

To create an accepting and supportive community in which children, young people and families living with disabilities can feel fully included and valued – where everyone, regardless of ability, can flourish and achieve their full potential.

 Our values

  • Tolerant and non-judgemental
  • Respectful and understanding
  • Supportive and encouraging
  • Transparent and open
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Community focused