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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


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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.

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Important Telephone Numbers


How do we know what numbers to call when we need help? Recent reports have demonstrated that so many people call 999 or 101, when they could receive quicker and more appropriate assistance by calling a different number. Some numbers worth keeping to hand are below:

Safety concerns about Children – 0300 300 8585 (daytime) / 8123 (out of hours)
Safety concerns about adults – 0300 300 8122 (daytime) / 8123 (out of hours)
Highways – 0300 300 8049 or Fix My Street
Homelessness – 0300 300 4370 (daytime) / 8098 (out of hours) or visit Streetlink
Bedfordshire Police Community Safety Issues – 01234 841212 or visit Beds Police
Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers
NHS Medical Help and Advice – 111 or visit NHS 111 Online or your GP out of hours service
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service – 01234 880400 or visit Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
Domestic Abuse helpline for Women – 0808 2000 247 or visit Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership
Domestic Abuse advice line for Men – 0808 8010 327 or visit Mens Advice Line
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 or visit Galop

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Tibbs Dementia Foundation

Local charity Tibbs Dementia Foundation offer support for individuals at all stages of dementia alongside their families and carers.

Range of Services

For people with dementia Tibbs Dementia Foundation can offer:

  • Information and advice
  • Peer support
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Music Therapy
  • Physical activities
  • Social opportunities

For families and carers:

  • Information and signposting
  • Peer support
  • Wellbeing sessions
  • Physical activities
  • Social opportunities
  • Fortnightly walking group in Leighton Buzzard for people living with dementia and their carers, relatives and friends

How can I get in contact?

For more information call 01234 210993 or email contact@tibbsdementia.co.uk

View the full Information Leaflet