General Advice

  • • benefits   • taxes   • retirement
  • housing • education • healthcare
  • • ESOL for integration   • IELTS preparation
  • • Basic IT courses
  • • setting up self-employment
  • • the possibility of volunteering
  • • interpreting / translation

PBIC’s general advice service was created in response to the needs of Poles living in Bedford and Luton.

We offer support with translating documents, filling in forms, applications, registering with schools and doctors and other issues migrants may face when arriving to the UK.

Clients are seen by both Polish and English-speaking advisors – through appointments and Drop-in sessions.

The customer has no right to choose the advisor, who will provide the advice.

Our advice sessions take place in:


PBIC’s main office
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Address: 1 Lurke Street, MK40 3TN Bedford

Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Work Club – Open meetings
Address: 1 Lurke Street, MK40 3TN Bedford

Drop-in sessions:

LUTON Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Luton Irish Forum
102 Hitchin Road, LU2 0ES Luton

BEDFORD Friday, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
PBIC’s main office
Address: 1 Lurke Street, MK40 3TN Bedford