Local Wellbeing, Support & Services

TACTIC Box Release
Changing lives through non contact boxing. Ages 12-19 Starting Thursday 21 September, 5-6pm at Pages Park Pavilion. Free to attend, all equipment included. To book a space call 01525 373838
Young Person's Sanctuary
At Mind BLMK, we have been working with CAMHS (NHS ELFT) to introduce the Young Person’s Sanctuary to Central Beds; to support young people aged 14 – 17 who are struggling with their mental health or experiencing a mental health crisis. 4pm – 10pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Meadow Way Community Centre, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3XY
Struggling with the cost of living?
Central Bedfordshire Council have set up a dedicated cost of living information hub on their website, which is full of information and resources that can help anyone concerned about the cost of living.
Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Tibbs Dementia Foundation Leighton-Linslade Activity Groups. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Group - Weekly Monday 11am-12pm, St George's Court supported living scheme. St George's Close, Leighton Buzzard. LU7 1BF. For information or to book email sarah@tibbsdementia.co.uk or phone 07483 951737. Walking Group. Fortnightly - Tuesday 2pm. We walk at different locations in and around Leighton-Linslade. For more information, or to book your place contact louise.evans@tibbsdementia.co.uk or call 07483 951733
Church of the Good Shepherd
Church of the Good Shepherd gathering time every Sunday 9:45-11:30am and Wednesday 10am-12at Astral Park Sports & Community Centre, Johnson Drive. LU7 4AY.
Check in & Chat Café
Meadow Way Community Centre is holding a 'Check in and Chat Cafe' Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12pm-4pm. Keep warm and have a chat over a coffee and hot meal.
Leighton-Linslade Community Agent
Free support with identifying benefits you may be entitled to, completing forms, making informed choices about issues such as health & transport, support for carers, social and voluntary groups and more. Call Caroline on 07498 625526 or email leightonagent@bedsrcc.org.uk
The Chatty Cafe
TACTIC is working in partnership with Bassett Road Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) to bring you the Chatty Café. The Chatty Café is a national scheme which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness by encouraging people of all ages to interact through conversation and a free cup of tea and cake. We are now holding weekly Chatty Café sessions at the TACTIC Centre – 17 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EZ on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm.
Information for Older People Booklet
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!
Walk & Talk for Men's Mental Health
New Life Skills Training introduces Walk & Talk for Men's Mental Health. Join us for our walks promoting positive mental and physical health for men in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area.
Citizens Online
Do you know someone who is aged 55 and over, lives in Leighton-Linslade and needs help with digital skills? Call the Free Digital Skills helpline on 0808 196 5883. Citizens online can offer support to order groceries, make doctors appointments, claim benefits, chat with loved ones and more!
Knus Mental Health Support
knus is the UK’s first free, confidential, peer support and coaching chat service. We provide free mental health support securely through a selection of popular online apps. Our team are here to support you, your colleagues and those using your services.
Hearing Advisory Service
Do you wear NHS hearing aids? We run monthly local clinics for hearing aid maintenance and replacement batteries. Call 01707 324582 to book an appointment.
Repair Café Leighton Buzzard
Don't bin it, repair it! Repair café dates for 2023: May 27, June 24, July 22, September 30, October 28, November 25. The Conservative Club, 16-18 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EA. Events run from 10:30-13:30, free to attend, donations welcome. Bring 1 portable item. Cake & refreshments available.
Hospice at Home
Hospice at Home Volunteers provide practical, social and emotional support to both you and your carers. They offer a free service that provides strength and encouragement at a difficult time. They also offer practical help where it is needed during life limiting illness.
Freddie & Friends Community Hub
Freddie & Friends CIC want to be recognised as the leading provider of emotional and social support for people with SEND in Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and surrounding areas.
Social Prescribing
Social Prescribing link workers give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to peoples health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. We can support with social isolation and loneliness, healthy lifestyle choices, long term health conditions, housing, work and money issues and low mood. Ask for a referral form or speak to your GP.
Leighton-Linslade Community Fridge
A space where everyone can share surplus food, including businesses, supermarkets, households and gardeners.
Parkinson's Support Group
Join us for your local social space with cake, cuppa and chat. Linslade Memorial Pavilion, LU7 2NZ 3:15pm to 4:45pm 19 Sept, 17 Oct, 21 Nov & 12 Dec. Bringing the local Parkinson's community together - for people living with Parkinson's and their carers. Call 07712 760273 or email sociallbparkinsons@gmail.com for more info
A welcoming Place
A welcoming place where friends from Ukraine and their hosts can meet others, talk, relax and build friendships. Every Thursday from 10am-12pm at Hockliffe Street Baptist Church. With coffee, tea, cold drinks and cakes, it's also a good way to find help accessing the amenities needed to build a life away from home.
Cancer Support
Leighton-Linslade Cancer Support Group meet on Fridays between 10:30am and 12:30pm at The Salvation Army Hall, Lammas Walk, Leighton Buzzard. Come along no matter where you live.
Care Conversations
Home Instead Care Conversations: Friday 29 September 1:30-3:00pm at Astral Park Sports & Community Centre. Furture care conversations sessions: Friday 20 October - preparing for later in life, Friday 17 November - power of attorney and wills, Friday 19 January - Dementia, Friday 16 Feb - Parkinson's, Friday 15 March - Senior Health.