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We offer free school uniform and emotional and practical support to all Luton families through our Uniform Exchange.

The cost of buying school uniform can really add up so the Uniform Exchange is a great way to save money. Reusing school uniform also cuts down landfill waste while saving precious materials such as cotton and synthetics, so it’s good for the environment too.

Anyone can use the Exchange, just come into our friendly shop with uniform items you have finished with and swap them for uniform you need. Don’t need anything in exchange? You’re very welcome to simply donate uniform. If you don’t have anything to swap, talk to your school and they will give you a gift card to swap instead. And remember, it’s all free!

You can find us upstairs in The Mall, next to the children’s centre. Our summer opening hours (21st July – 31st August 2019) are:

Tuesdays, 10am-2pm
Wednesdays, 10am-2pm
Thursdays, 10am-2pm
Fridays, 10am-2pm
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

(During term-time, we are open: Mondays 9am-1pm, Tuesdays 12-4pm, Wednesdays 9am-1pm, Thursdays 12-4pm, Fridays CLOSED, Saturdays 10am-2pm, Sundays CLOSED.)

‘Amazing idea. Such a great help to parents on low income.’ Mum from The Linden Academy

‘This is a great service, very necessary for families with less income and to reduce our carbon footprint.’ Local mum
‘The service is great and I got the items of clothes I wanted in good condition.’ Dad from Ashcroft High School
‘Am happy the way you guys help because I was not able to afford another school uniform.’ Mum from Tennyson Road Primary School 

Take a look around the Uniform Exchange through this fantastic virtual tour, created for us by Striking Places:

The Uniform Exchange receives funding through a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, thanks to players of The National Lottery.

Frank’s Story
Frank has had a hard life. The lines on his face and the tooth decay tell it without words. He arrived at the Uniform Exchange with a bag containing his daughter’s school blazer and jumper. Sinead, his daughter, was struggling with mental health issues and had been eating for comfort. She had rapidly put on...

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