Updates to Big Change Luton

Big Change Luton was launched at the end of 2019 with the aim of providing alternative methods of giving. The initiative asks Lutonians to donate spare time, items or money to help people experiencing homelessness build a life away from the street. The initiative includes a dedicated JustGiving page and the introduction of two contactless […]

Street Support Luton Digital Installations

With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, the Luton Homeless Partnership will be attempting to raise further awareness of the Street Support Luton Network. One of the ways we intend to achieve this is through pop up digital installations located throughout the borough. The installations contain engaging information designed to further disseminate the […]

Home Office Announcement

The Luton Homelessness Partnership together deliver a variety of community services across the town including outreach, accommodation and a welfare centre in order to facilitate people moving away from homelessness and towards a better future. Over the years we have seen the changing levels of need in Luton and in particular the challenges faced by […]

Big Change Luton Update

The Luton Homeless Partnership wanted to say BIG THANK YOU as we have received over £2298 to the Big Change Luton Campaign and your donations continue to make difference. One applicant who was street homeless was finding it challenging to secure settled accommodation. Although proactive with looking for help they met with many roadblocks. They applied […]

Luton Homeless Partnership – responding to Coronavirus

BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast host Andy Collins interviewed Matthew Bushnell, Luton Homelessness Partnership Chair to learn more about the COVID-19 Task Force being set up for homeless people in Luton. Matthew did a great job in highlighting that people who are homeless fall in the high-risk category of potentially contracting the virus. He spoke of how […]

(UK) COVID 19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. NATIONAL Crisis Fund (UK): https://www.crisis.org.uk/about-us/the-crisis-blog/in-this-together-launching-our-emergency-grants-fund/ A grants programme which supports local homelessness organisations across the UK Charities […]

Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving. Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says: “Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.” […]

Big Change Luton

The purpose of Big Change is to raise awareness of services and to pay for practical items for individuals need to build independent lives away from the streets.  The Big Change model originally started in Manchester in 2016 and has been such a success that more locations across the UK have followed suit and set […]

World Homeless Day Luton Partnership

We’re very pleased to announce Luton’ first Homeless Partnership made up of over 15 services and people with lived experience. The purpose of the Partnership is Ending Homelessness through co-produced solutions. The objectives are: To embed coproduction in homelessness services in Luton;  To promote partnership working – a “call to arms” for everyone to get […]