Take a look below at some of the local projects we support here in Luton.
NOAH is a Luton-based charity offering hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. They provide practical pathways out of homelessness for people of all faiths and none. NOAH is a faith based organisation and our work is motivated by the Christian principles of love and charity.
We carry out a monthly collection for NOAH on the third Sunday of each month. Click here to find out the sorts of items we are currently collecting.
Luton Foodbank provides free, nutritionally balanced, and culturally appropriate food to people in hardship or distress who are referred by a network of partner agencies. Luton Foodbank is run entirely for the benefit of people in and around Luton who need emergency food.
We carry out a monthly collection for the food bank on the first Sunday of each month. Click here to find out the sorts of items they are currently in need of
The scheme involves Street Pastors who are specially trained Christian volunteers from local churches acting as good samaritans in the town centre, particularly towards the young and vunerable. The scheme operates on Fridays and/or Saturdays from 10pm to 4am. Street Pastors are on hand for advice and support as well as helping keep local people safe.
Stepping Stones exists to offer help and support to women affected by any drug/alcohol, domestic abuse, mental health and social care related issues. This is achieved through the various support services offered by the Stepping Stones team.
Luton Town Centre Chaplaincy
The Luton Town Centre Chaplaincy (LTCC) is a Christian organisation which, through the work of individual chaplains, provides a listening ear to people in Luton Town Centre, as well as building bridges of understanding and trust between industry, faith, commerce and society.
Youthscape have been supporting young people with their emotional, social and spiritual development in Luton since 1993, concentrating our efforts where there is most need and little or no other support available. This means working with young people who are in care or leaving care, those who are disengaging with the education system and who are at risk of becoming NEET, or those who are struggling with a range of social and emotional issues.
Our approach in Luton involves delivering mentoring and therapeutic group work, specific courses, projects, art installations, alternative qualifications and detached work, a regular drop in cafe, residentials and Summer Camp. Each year we work in depth with over 400 of Luton’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, and more widely with a further 8,000.
Azalea is a Luton-based project that exists to communicate the unconditional love of God to women who work on the streets of Luton. Through work, the drop-in and through individual ‘key-working’ relationships. By drawing on the compassion of volunteers from churches across the town we can offer holistic spiritual and practical support and a wider Christian community where the women can experience being treated as women, not women who work on the streets.
Luton Churches Together
Churches Together in Luton, a local outworking of a national movement Churches Together in England, simply looks to represent churches together in Luton. It expresses a desire to acknowledge and celebrate a community of people finding meaning in Christ. It represents a place to listen and learn and a basis for service, advocacy and action. Its strength is founded on a call to humility in acknowledging difference and love in word and deed out of what we hold in common.