Community Central is a 12 month project supporting 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
Come and speak with our friendly team who are available at community centres in Luton to help you every week
Tuesdays - Disability advice, health & wellbeing support
9:30am to 12:30pm
Luton Central Library (ground floor), St George’s Square, Luton, LU1 2NG
Wednesdays - Benefits advice and money management support
1pm to 5pm
Lewsey Community Centre, Landrace Rd, Luton, LU4 0SW
Thursdays - Disability advice, benefits advice and carers support
9:30am to 1:30pm
Trinity Community Centre, 3 Trinity Road, Luton, LU3 1TR
On Wednesday 27th September, we hosted our heartwarming Community Central open day event. See photos from the event and read all about Sight Concern’s technology demonstration, and the other experts from our partner organisations who generously shared advice with attendees.
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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On Wednesday 14th February, we celebrated The Disability Resource Centre’s 30th anniversary since our inauguration. We hosted an event at the Mayfield Centre for a celebration with free tea and cakes, and a visit from the Mayor, Liz Jones.
As The Disability Resource Centre marks its 30th anniversary, we reflect on the remarkable progress and positive changes for disabled people over the past three decades…
On Wednesday 31st January, The Disability Resource Centre, along with our project partners, will be hosting a Community Central partner collaboration day at Lewsey Community Centre between 1pm and 5pm.