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Temporary pause of Community Central: A note to our valued service users

At The Disability Resource Centre, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the incredible journey of Community Central, a vibrant hub of support, learning, and connection that has enriched over 600 lives. As we prepare for a brief intermission in our activities, we look forward with optimism and excitement for what the future holds.

Reflecting on remarkable moments

Over the last year, Community Central has flourished as a space where every individual could find support, education, and a sense of belonging. Held at community centres across Luton, our initiative has been a testament to the power of community and the transformative impact of coming together.

Praise for our team members, like Sally’s professionalism and the invaluable guidance from Kelly, reflects the heart and soul poured into this initiative. The gratitude and satisfaction expressed by our participants demonstrate the meaningful difference Community Central has made.

Looking ahead

As we pause Community Central’s activities, we do so with a sense of gratitude for the journey thus far and anticipation for the future. This intermission is an opportunity for growth and strengthening the foundation of this initiative. Our dedication to our community remains steadfast, and we’re excited about the prospect of coming back with new ideas, enhanced services, and even more ways to support and uplift each other.

We remain committed to keeping you informed and connected during this period. Your stories, achievements, and feedback continue to inspire us, and we hope to be back with more Community Central meets soon.

A sincere thank you

To everyone who has been a part of Community Central, your engagement, support, and shared moments have been the highlight of our initiative. 

Stay tuned for updates, and thank you for being an integral part of our community.

Community Central is on temporary pause

Over the last 12 months, we have supported Luton residents with: 

- Benefits and money management advice

- Disability advice and support for people with health conditions

- Help with food banks

- Carers support

- Support for your wellbeing and mental health

- Help, advice and free support with employment, volunteering and training

Meet our funders

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation is the leading local grantmaker in the county. They make a real difference to the lives of people in Bedfordshire and Luton. They are known for ground-breaking initiatives that support local charities and grassroots groups in our area, which is exactly what Community Central is all about.

Meet our community partners

Sight Concern Bedfordshire supports the visually impaired community in Bedfordshire and Luton. They offer a friendly and flexible service designed around each individual person that can include low vision assessment and clinics, specialist advice, befriending and keeping in touch. 

Community Needs is a Luton based charity that provides educational, recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social and economic welfare for the wider community. They offer short courses that range in length from a few hours to a number of weeks, and can easily fit around your other commitments. Courses include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Established in 2012 One Stop Advice Centre is a independent provider in Bedfordshire in the East of England. Their caseworkers provide a comprehensive service providing advice and assistance at social security appeal tribunals, housing repossession hearings, and other debt related matters at the Crown and County Court.

The Disability Resource Centre is a registered charity that has disabled people at the centre of its decision making. They provide advice + disability equipment + free skills workshops and online courses Direct Payments + support for carers + free support for your mental health and overall wellbeing.

The charity team works with local communities to support anyone with a disability or health condition in Milton Keynes, Luton and across Bedfordshire. They are here so that disabled people and their families have somewhere to turn if they need help in any situation.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or you require more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 01582 470 900


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