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LUTON CARES

Written by on November 7, 2022

The cost-of-living crisis has affected many in Luton with further strains being put upon individuals and families.

We’ve compiled a list of support available in Luton to try and ease the financial pressures.


HELP WITH FOOD

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Luton Foodbank can help provide food parcels.

Contact them by emailing advisors@lutonfoodbank.org.uk or call 01582 725838 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4pm). Their advisors can assess your situation and arrange food parcels where appropriate.

Alternatively, you can contact one of their referers:

Luton Council: 0800 4561673 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm)

Citizens Advice: 0808 278 7847 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3.30pm)


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If you need food come along to a drop-in session, and pick up some essentials. Female guests only.

MONDAY 9-11pm

WEDNESDAY 12-5pm

FRIDAY 9-11pm

Drop-in is at 3A Upper George Street, Luton. Opposite the Town Hall, next to Treatz. The entrance is through the archway and on the left of the courtyard.

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Blessed is our Hands Luton provides food parcels to the vulnerable, isolated, elderly, disabled, job loss and low-income families.


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Free School Mels

Find out if your child is entitled to FSM, and how to apply


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EMERGENCY FOOD

Tuesday

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Luton Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1 North Street,Luton, LU2 7QD

What’s provided: free hot meal (meat-free)

Wednesday

Time: 6 to 7pm

Location: Town centre, near Barclay’s Bank and NatWest Bank

What’s provided: free hot meal

Thursday

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm

Location: 74 Dallow Road

What’s provided: food kitchen

Friday

Time: from 6.30pm

Location: Discover Islam, 37c Upper George Street

What’s provided: curry kitchen

Saturday

Time: 6 to 8pm

Where to go: George Street, opposite Barclays Bank

What’s provided: soup kitchen

Sunday

Time: 5 to 6pm

Location: Outside Luton Town Hall

What’s provided: free hot meal and bag of food


HELP WITH BILLS

Help for Households

Help for Households

Check what cost of living support you could be eligible for.


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Warm Home Discount Scheme

This autumn nearly three million low-income households are eligible for a £150 rebate on their winter electricity bills.


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Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 25 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.


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Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.


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Sustainable Warmth Funding scheme

Sustainable Warmth is a non-repayable grant scheme, designed to fund energy-efficiency upgrades for residents who are most likely to be impacted by rising bills and the cost of living crisis.


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Council Tax Discount

There are a number of ways you can get help to pay, or reduce, your Council Tax bill.


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HELP WITH PHYSICAL HEALTH

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Help with Health Costs

You might be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs.


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HELP WITH PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

There are many things that can affect your mental health, particularly if you are dealing with financial problems. It’s normal and help is available.

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The BLMK MIND Wellbeing Centre in Luton offers a range of services to support better mental health across the borough including groups, drop-in and 121 support.


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Get simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health.


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Call The Samaritans for free any time, from any phone on 116 123 just to talk. You don’t have to be suicidal.


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Younger than 18? Support is available via Chat Health. From 11 to 19 year olds can text the Luton Community Health services school nurse team on 07520 616070 for advice and support on all aspects of health and wellbeing.


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HELP WITH SCHOOL UNIFORM OR SHOES

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Level Trust can help provide school uniforms and shoes.

Vist the Unifrom Exchange on the Upper Level inside The Mall Luton.


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HELP WITH SCHOOL RESOURCES

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If you or someone you know needs financial assistance with learning resources please talk to your school family/pastoral worker and they may recommend you receive a code giving you access to the Level Trust Learning Fund.

Codes are available for children aged between 4 and 18 who need financial assistance with learning resources.

Once you have a code you can email sam.willis@leveltrust.org and let him know what you require for your children.


GET ADVICE

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Citizens Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems.


GET ADVICE

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If you live in Luton North you can speak with Sarah Owen MP to get advice or help.


CONTACT SARAH

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If you live in Luton South you can speak with Rachel Hopkins MP to get advice or help.


CONTACT RACHEL



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