Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire
Yarl’s Wood, Hearing Centre A,Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AE
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 14 and take the A509 towards Newport Pagnell. Turn right at the first roundabout past the Land Rover Dealership and take the A422 to Bedford.
Turn left at the double roundabout into Shakespeare Road. At the end of the road turn left at the roundabout and follow the A6 towards Kettering. Dual carriageway will turn into single carriageway and after entering Milton Ernest, turn right onto Thurleigh Road. Follow road and turn right into Twinwoods Business Park.
Continue through the security gate and turn left at the end of the road. Continue to the small roundabout. Yarl’s Wood Hearing Centre "A" is the building on the far left. The visitors’ car park is on the right.
For Satellite Navigation purposes, please use the postcode MK44 2FQ for directions to Yarl’s Wood Hearing Centre.
Take either the Midland Mainline or the Thameslink train from London St Pancras to Bedford.
For timetable enquiries call 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Take a taxi from outside Bedford Station direct to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. The fare is about £10.
Facilities and Accessibility
There is easy access for wheelchairs and carriages. A hearing loop system is also available to help people who use hearing aids.
There are public toilets which have disability access. There are also public pay telephones.
The hearing centre also has drinking water dispensers and a vending machine which has snacks and soft drinks. You may also bring your own food and drink, but we do not allow hot food to be consumed on the premises. Staff at the reception desk can direct you to the nearest shops and tell you where you may eat within the hearing centre.
Hearings will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please note that there are only two consultation rooms and they will be made available from 9:00 a.m.
Hearings are usually open to anyone who wants to be present. Children can attend the hearing centre but you cannot take them into the hearing room with you. They can stay in the waiting area as long as there is another adult with you to look after them. The hearing centre does not have anyone to look after babies or children and our staff cannot supervise them or be held responsible for their safety.
Anyone who is pregnant or has surgical implants should inform security staff before entering the metal detection arch or being scanned with the wand.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the building.
Mobile phones must be switched off in the hearing room.
Please keep all your possessions with you at all times.
If you require special assistance for your hearing, Please call the Customer Service Centre on 0845 600 0877 before the day of your hearing to explain your requirements. This will help us to help you. The Customer Service Centre also has a Minicom text phone. The number is 0845 606 0766.