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LINK Community Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Eastern European minority communities in the UK by mobilizing resources, coordinating the efforts of different agencies and building individual or group welfare programs to meet their needs.
       WHAT WE DO         

Empowering community members and facilitating growth

Facilitated through an educational platform:

Open Book

Multi-stage Programs

Recurring Consistent Activities 

One-off Educational Events

These structured programs guide participants through progressive stages of learning and skill development

Regular sessions provide consistent opportunities for continuous growth and learning

Specialized events cover a range of topics and offer unique learning experiences to supplement ongoing education

Impact: 

Long-Term Self-Sustainable Integration into British Society
Language Proficiency
Empowerment to Overcome Challenges Independently
Wellbeing Management and Mental Resilience
Promoting Learning and Skill Enhancement
Confidence to Navigate Employability Landscape
Proficiency in Navigating New Cultural Environment

Fostering stability through 
direct engagement

We have adopted a holistic approach, fostering a sense of belonging, and ensuring all aspects of a person's identity and needs are taken into account. 

Supportive

Early

intervention

Mental, physical and emotional well-being

Community cohesion

Practical assistance and tangible support to individuals and families facing immediate needs or challenges, addressing basic necessities.

Empowering individuals to take an active role in managing their mental health and well-being, promoting self-care practices and self-advocacy.

Facilitating interactions and dialogue amongst communities and individuals with different viewpoints, beliefs and experiences.

Impact:

Promoted stability within the community and increased crisis prevention
Increased resilience and coping skills among community members to navigate challenges effectively
More opportunities for community members to come together, share experiences, and build meaningful connections, fostering a sense of unity
More engagement and contribution from Eastern Europeans within the larger community

Championing Equity and Cultural Sensitivity

Offering opportunities
to local authorities and support services
to increase their
cultural competency
through our ECS program:

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Online Courses

Cultural training

Mentoring

Parenting programs - for parents (in Romanian language) - available on site as well

Cultural awareness sessions
Awareness trainings for parents about UK Educational System, Social Services, Jobs and Exploitation (in Romanian language)

Community insight - Analysis of root causes - Outreach - Collaborative implementation - Feedback and continuous improvement

Impact:

A strong culture of inclusivity and diversity within local authorities
Enhanced understanding of Eastern European cultures, values, and perspectives
Improved communication and interaction with Eastern European communities
Enhanced staff confidence and competence in serving diverse populations
Strong policies and initiatives that promote inclusivity and support minority needs
More effective and tailored support and service delivery
A strong sense of community and belonging

Creating opportunities

We actively promote and encourage EEUs to volunteer and make a positive impact on their communities' lives in the UK

Hands

Skill

enhancement

Professional development

Entrepreneurship

Development and enhancement of skills through training, shadowing, workshops, and hands-on experiences relevant to their roles.

Access to high-quality training and qualification courses, promoting lifelong learning and career advancement.

Fostering a spirit of curiosity, discovery and innovation, while instilling a sense of ownership over their identities.

Impact:

Increased self-confidence, self-efficacy and empowerment amongst individuals
Strengthened skillsets and competencies
A strong sense of civic responsibility, shared purpose, resilience and participation among Eastern Europeans
Making Eastern Europeans proud role models, challenging stereotypes and fostering greater acceptance and inclusion.
A wider pool of talents, perspectives, ideas, and approaches

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General Inquiries
01582550014 (10am-5pm Mon-Fri)
07478949694 (10am-5pm Mon-Fri)


Email
contact@linkcentres.org

Address
Lower Ground, Aldwyck House,
Upper George St, Luton LU1 2RB
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