In March 2019 Derby City Mission launched Safe Space, a service providing entrenched rough sleepers with a ‘safe space’ to get help and support in the day and to be temporarily accommodated overnight. DCM is working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office (OPPC), Public Health England, Derby Homes and East Midlands Ambulance Service to deliver this project.

Safe Space provides daytime accommodation for up to 12 guests at a time, and overnight this number is reduced to 8. Guests are able to access a shower if they require it, wash their clothes, have their health needs tended to by an on-site paramedic, have some basic food and drink, get warm, keep dry, engage in conversation, be listened to, or even watch the TV.

Your financial donation will go a long way in providing all that is needed to support our guests. It'll provide food, clothing and personal items, such as toiletries. It will support the team in cleaning and providing a safe environment for the guests, with cleaning products and sanitation items. It will ensure that we're able to offer the right activities and specialist support in the form of engaging with external agencies.

We appreciate your support through your giving, thank you.

If the funds raised through this appeal exceed what is needed to meet this need, excess funds will be used where there is greatest need within Derby City Mission.