Save energy, save money
Consider switching energy suppliers for a better deal.
OFGEM (the government regulator for gas and electricity markets) has information and guidance for consumers about comparing suppliers, understanding your bills and saving money.
Energy Saving Trust
As part of a wider national and local drive to tackle climate change, we work closely with the Energy Saving Trust. The trust provides free and independent advice on what type of energy saving measures would be beneficial for your home.
If you have a child under the age of five and are finding life difficult, you can get friendship, practical and emotional support from Home-Start. A volunteer could help you with managing the household budget.
The Need Project
Covering Central Bedfordshire (and some people outside of this area).
Biggleswade Baptist Church
Supporting people with the SG18 postcode, in Biggleswade and the surrounding villages.
Preen covers residents across Central Bedfordshire.
Dunstable Foodbank covers people who cannot afford food in LU5 and LU6 postcodes.
Leighton Linslade Homeless Service (Leighton Linslade Community Foodbank)
Covering Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and the local surrounding areas.
Buy from a furniture bank
If you need to furnish your home on a tight budget, you can cut costs by buying household furnishings from a furniture bank. Most furniture banks are registered charities, which means not only can you find furniture at great prices, you can also feel good knowing that your money is going to help others in your community. Some of these require membership, visit their websites or call them to check.
Preen Furniture Bank
Unit 2 Shortmead Industrial Estate
Emmaus Village Carlton
Telephone: 01234 720826
Visit Emmaus Village Carlton's website
The ReUse Centre Shop
Unit 3 Church Arcade
Telephone: 01234 353578
Noah Enterprise Furniture Store
54 Church Street
Telephone: 01582 484001
Visit Noah Enterprise Furniture Store's website