Join us at our Community Central partner collaboration day

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.

The event will give you a chance to discover the incredible support and resources that are available to Luton residents. We hope that by showcasing these local services, our community feel empowered to make decisions that can positively shape their lives and the lives of those around them.

Pop down and network, engage with experts, and build important community bonds.

Our amazing partners, Sight Concern Bedfordshire, Community Needs, and One Stop Advice Centre, will be on hand to give you expert advice and support, including language classes, support for people with visual impairments, and housing and immigration advice. One of our advisors will also be conducting a group money management session from 1-3pm, assisting individuals who are in the process of completely benefit applications.

You can confirm your attendance in advance by emailing us at info@drcbeds.org.uk, or you can call us on 01582 470 900. Alternatively, you can drop-in on the day at your convenience. We hope to see you there.

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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 1:30pm

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

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

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

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