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BCA's 'Whatever' Project
BCA develop projects that are needs driven and the proposed ‘Whatever’ project is no different. ‘Whatever’ has been designed to attract and support disengaged youth living in two of Bedford’s poorest areas, specifically Cauldwell and Clapham. Cauldwell is one of three areas in Bedford that are amongst the East of England’s most deprived urban areas. The three wards rank amongst the 5% most disadvantaged in the region and 15% most disadvantaged in England (2000 Index of Local Deprivation, DETR). Although Clapham is a rural parish, it like Cauldwell has identified a need to develop community cohesion particularly in relation to its young people.