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Crossroads Derbyshire £4,000
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Crossroads Derbyshire

Crossroads Derbyshire (formerly High Peak Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse service based in Glossop, Derbyshire. We offer accommodation, education and support for children and...

Crossroads Derbyshire (formerly High Peak Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse service based in Glossop, Derbyshire. We offer accommodation, education and support for children and outreach support for women and men in High Peak and North Derbyshire Dales suffering from physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Last year we worked directly with 638 individuals, helping them to escape abuse and look forward to a safer future.

Domestic abuse is an issue that affects one in four women and one in seven men. It is still hugely under-reported and has a massive impact on society in terms of health and policing costs, as well as on the well-being of families across Derbyshire.

We operate the Harmony Project; the first specialist domestic abuse refuge in England to work exclusively with young women aged 16-24. Our Women and Girls Safe project (WAGS) is a pioneering outreach service working with young women aged 13-24 from High Peak and North Derbyshire who have experienced abuse or display risky behaviour.

We provide prevention and recovery outreach support for both adults and children in High Peak and North Derbyshire, including very isolated rural communities. This is delivered through both one-to-one sessions and group work. We also work with perpetrators of abuse, looking at long-term behaviour change.

Derbyshire – High Peak Nightstop £6,000
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Derbyshire – High Peak Nightstop

High Peak Nightstop was founded in 2003 and became a charitable company the following year. We have a small Board of Trustees, a half-time paid coordinator and a large number of enthusiastic...

High Peak Nightstop was founded in 2003 and became a charitable company the following year. We have a small Board of Trustees, a half-time paid coordinator and a large number of enthusiastic volunteers (including fund-raisers). Initially we provided emergency accommodation for young single homeless people in High Peak in the homes of trained hosts. For that purpose we are affiliated to DePaul Nightstop.
Increasingly, however, we were approached by referral agencies or directly on behalf of older people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness and so we expanded our work to provide signposting and support for them also. We also set up and ran a food bank, which is now an independent charity. We can offer a place in a host’s home for a night or two, for people of any age while a more permanent solution is found. We support in many ways depending upon the individual’s needs: Hosting. Supporting people into a tenancy. Sometimes we can refer them to another statutory or charitable body that can help. Sometimes we can provide transport or the fare for them to travel to stay with a friend or family member or to access a hostel. Sometimes we put people into Bed and Breakfast. We found, however, that our loan-a-tent-and-bedding scheme became the most popular choice. In Winter we extend this to the ‘Severe Weather Provision’ run in conjunction with the United Reformed Church: this uses 4-seasons tents and also provides a hot evening meal and a cooked breakfast.

Derbyshire Blood Bikes £25,000
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Derbyshire Blood Bikes

Derbyshire Blood Bikes provides a free medical courier service for local NHS hospitals using volunteer advanced motorcyclists who help to operate the round-the-clock service...

Derbyshire Blood Bikes provides a free medical courier service for local NHS hospitals using volunteer advanced motorcyclists who help to operate the round-the-clock service. In 2016 our fleet of 6 motorcycles made over 750 journeys covering 45,000 miles, saving the NHS over £40,000 that would otherwise have been spent on local taxi services. Instead of hospitals being forced to pay for out-of-hours transport services, such as taxis and couriers, the scheme offers the NHS its riders and fleet of motorcycles for free.

Around 60% journeys were to out-of-county locations, as far as London, Exeter and Newcastle upon Tyne, carrying blood samples, mediation, equipment or donated human milk. Our aim is to help save the NHS money and lives. By providing this service, we are able to ensure that patients get the right treatment earlier than they might otherwise by waiting for routine couriers.

Helen’s Trust £15,000
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Helen’s Trust

Helen’s Trust is a small local charity. We provide support to people anywhere in North Derbyshire and the High Peak, with any terminal illness who want to stay at home in the final...

Helen’s Trust is a small local charity. We provide support to people anywhere in North Derbyshire and the High Peak, with any terminal illness who want to stay at home in the final stages of their illness.

We can help people of any age with a perceived prognosis of less than six months, and with any terminal illness. These can include and are not limited to Motor Neurone Disease, Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s. We will also support people who are very frail and elderly with multiple health conditions and who would be deemed to be end of life. In fact over 70% of the people we support are aged 70 and over.

We provide care, equipment and in fact we will consider requests for anything that will make the difference in enabling our beneficiary to stay in their own home. We consider our core services to be night sitting services and regular respite care for the carers or family of our terminally ill beneficiary. Our ethos and vision is that everyone should have the opportunity and choice to be cared for and die in the familiar surroundings of home, if that is their wish. Beneficiaries can self refer to Helen’s Trust and we also except many referrals via GP’s, District and Community Nurses and even local hospices. We ensure statutory provision is in place and our support is in addition to enable a beneficiaries wishes to be fulfilled.

Sight Support Derbyshire £4,000
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Sight Support Derbyshire

Sight Support Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Association for the Blind) has been supporting people affected by sight loss across Derbyshire for over 100 years. A diagnosis of...

Sight Support Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Association for the Blind) has been supporting people affected by sight loss across Derbyshire for over 100 years. A diagnosis of sight loss can be devastating and is often given in stark medical terms with little support for the practical and emotional impact on people’s lives.

Each year Sight Support Derbyshire supports around 9,500 people affected by sight loss thanks to the dedication of our around 200 trained volunteers. We provide a range of services to help people through their sight loss journey.

Our after school and holiday clubs for children and young people provide a varied programme of activities to enable visually impaired children to grow in confidence, challenge themselves and make friends in a supportive environment. Our Hospital Advice Service provides practical information and emotional support to people who may have just received the traumatic diagnosis that they are losing their sight and don’t know where to turn. Our information days provide an opportunity for visually impaired people and their families/carers to find out about all the support available to them in their area. Our Rehabilitation Service helps people to retain their independence at home and out and about. Our Resource Centres across the county provide access to aids and equipment to help with daily tasks. Our social and activity groups address isolation, providing a welcoming environment for mutual support and healthy activities.

The Laura Centre Derby £4,000
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The Laura Centre Derby

The Laura Centre was founded in 1991 by Harry and Gail Moore after the death of their 5 year old daughter Laura, is now a well established charity, which is recognised nationally...

The Laura Centre was founded in 1991 by Harry and Gail Moore after the death of their 5 year old daughter Laura, is now a well established charity, which is recognised nationally for its clinical excellence and cutting edge approach in the field of family bereavement.

The Laura Centre Derby (TLC Derby) opened its doors in April 2014 was initiated by a group of like-minded local people from the voluntary and statutory health professionals and the charity COPE-The Laura Centre.

The development of TLC Derby was as a direct result of an identified need for bereaved families to be able to access a high quality, specialist bereavement counselling service, within their communities. The Laura Centre Derby provides this service at grassroots level and relies on parochial fundraising, adoptions of the cause and voluntary donations to keep its doors open. The work of TLC Derby is underpinned by a robust model of clinical care, which has been developed and continues to be developed by COPE-The Laura Centre.

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