Leighton Linslade Community Agent Poster Final

Leighton-Linslade Community Agent

Meet Caroline, she is the BRCC Community Agent for Leighton-Linslade parish.

What is a Community Agent?

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC), funded by Leighton-Linslade Town Council, have appointed a Community Agent to provide free support for residents of Leighton Buzzard. The role seeks to support isolated and vulnerable residents either directly or by signposting them to support agencies.

Caroline can help you to access services and support that you might need, including:

  • Identifying any benefits that you might be entitled to such as Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit or Personal Independence Payments
  • Completing forms, such as Blue Badge applications
  • Contacting other organisations and agencies that can offer support and advice
  • Supporting Carers
  • Support with remaining in own home
  • Joining local groups and volunteering opportunities
  • Transport options

How do I access this service?

If you would like support, please contact Caroline on 07498 625 526 or email leightonagent@bedsrcc.org.uk

More Information

For more information on the role of BRCC community agents please visit: Village and Community Agents – Beds RCC

Community Referral Social Prescribing

Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire

Social Prescribing Service

Is Social Prescribing right for me? Do you want to make a positive change in your life? Social Prescribing supports you to access services and activities.

What does the service provide? A Community Wellbeing Champion will work with you to create a personalised support plan. Helping you to connect with services and organisations for practical support including debt, housing and carer support.

Am I eligible? This free service is available to adults (18+) who are ready to make a change in their lives to improve their health and wellbeing.

Find out more:

www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk                            01234 838771


New Community Fridge Poster

Leighton-Linslade Community Fridge

Leighton Linslade Community Fridge is the First Community Fridge for our town and is part of a national network of Community Fridges through a charitable organisation called The Hubbub Foundation www.hubbub.org.uk. Working primarily in partnership with Fairshare www.fareshare.org.uk, Neighbourly www.neighbourly.com and Co-op www.coop.co.uk, but will be building connections with all local supermarkets and food businesses as the Community Fridge grows.

What is a Community Fridge?

A Community Fridge is a space where everyone can share surplus food, including donations from local food businesses, supermarkets, producers, households and gardens. Access is open to everyone in our community who wish to use it, either to donate surplus food that we can accept, or to access food that is available. This self help scheme will help to eliminate food wastage and reduce landfill waste.

Our Community Fridge is run entirely by volunteers at Leighton Linslade Helpers for the community. We hope you will make use of it and spread the word.

Leighton Linslade Helpers are based in the high street location of 30 Waterborne Walk, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DH.

help@leightonlinsladehelpers.org.uk / 07517 851382



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Information for Older People in the Leighton-Linslade area

The latest edition of the Information for Older People in Leighton-Linslade booklet is now available to download.

The booklet contains contact details for health services, local authority services, specialised support groups, transport, places of belief and worship, things to do, try or join, places to go and more!

Compiled and edited by Leighton Buzzard Patient Participation Groups, all information included was gathered and checked by volunteers and is correct to the best of their knowledge at the time of printing.