Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is an independent local charity. We’ve been working in the local community to help older people for 30 years. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Derby and Derbyshire.
Our trained advisers offer free information and advice to older people and their families. We have legal advisers give free twenty minute appointments (please call to book).
Borderline Arts is the only charity in the UK that focuses specifically on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We use arts and creativity to raise awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition & to tackle the stigma that surrounds it. A range of free activities are held including art workshops, theatre groups and art exhibitions.
The aims of Friends of Markeaton Park are to adopt a pro active approach working in partnership with Derby City Council on improvements to Markeaton Park to provider park users with a forum to voice their viewpoints, as well as engaging in policy decisions in partnership with Derby City Council. To ensure that some of the lost facilities are, if feasible, re-introduced to Markeaton park. To help form and support sub-groups for the benefit of Markeaton Park. Activities – displays, guided walks, litter picks, fundraising, specialist talks etc.
The Hannah Fields Community Garden is a small project that currently opens 12:00 to 16:00 (weather permitting) on a Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Managed by another local CIC and run by a trained mental health nurse, Angela, the organisation has taken a previously neglected piece of urban greenspace and is in the process of transforming it into a thriving community garden and workspace. Specific strands of the project include training in forest school activities, growing and donating food to the local community and also working with local groups to develop sensory spaces, as well as being a haven for local wildlife.
Royal Crown Derby manufactures tableware in the heart of England. Their visitor centre has a free exhibition downstairs, and you can pay a cost to visit the exhibition upstairs. Some specific groups may be able to access this exhibition free of charge. Contact them directly for details.
The aim of Surtal Arts is to promote health and well being, personal development, integration and understanding, supporting social and community cohesion, inside and outside its community through high quality Asian arts activities.
U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.
The Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK. Through friendship and social events, we help our members get more enjoyment out of life, and offer care, advice and suypport in times of need. Typical activities include walking groups, dining out and dominoes.
How to access?
32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. See website or contact for latest times.
Contact via phone. Membership for under 18’s is £10 yearly. For over 18’s membership is £25 yearly.
YADA offers an inclusive environment for those who are sober, those who are cutting down and those who just feel like a night off from alcohol every once in a while. Just because you’re not drinking doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun!
How to access?
58 Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RP
YADA run many different community groups, take a look at the website below for further information.