Going to school without a uniform
Thousands of children in Luton go to school with no school uniform, no winter coat and shoes that are falling apart. Since the school uniform grant ended in September 2014, more than 8,550 children are thought to be struggling to school without adequate uniform and shoes.
Discover Islam has partnered with the Level Trust, to strengthen our community by working together to help those in need and deliver a full-time Uniform Exchange in partnership with local schools. The project was opened by MP Kelvin Hopkins at a launch event in early May.
The centre is acts as an outlet and allows families to get uniforms on presentation of a schools voucher or to swap uniforms their children have grown out of for uniforms that fit.
Since opening hundreds of uniforms have now been exchanged and many families have benefited from this groundbreaking scheme.