New warehouse for Leighton Linslade Helpers

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The Leighton Linslade Helpers have downsized to a smaller warehouse as they continue to provide a lifeline for the town’s community.

The team has been supplying food, prescriptions, welfare and other services during the pandemic as well as dealing with referrals from Central Bedfordshire Council.

During the 11 week period from March 20 - June 6 the dedicated group has provided and dealt with 1,957 individual services and referrals, with a high of 399 in week seven.

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In week one the figure was 19, and following the spike (of 399) the total for week 11 was lower at 187; yet it still shows that many families and individuals are in need.

The new warehouse.The new warehouse.
The new warehouse.

Leighton-Linslade town councillor and town council leader Steve Jones said: “Prescription pick-ups are dropping off and [requests for] food will start to tail off slightly.

“However, the welfare, mental, health and listening side of things is not going down.

“Many thanks to CBC who are giving the warehouse to us rent free and rate free.”

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The Leighton Linslade Helpers Covid-19 Task Force is now applying for charitable status. Once it has achieved this, donations to the group would be most welcome.

To contact the team call 0300 300 8186 or email [email protected]

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