*** This service is currently suspended as a consequence of Covid-19 restrictions ***


Created over 10 years ago as a meeting place for historic street drinkers, the Recovery Project is much more than a lunch.

We reach out to street people and people who feel marginalised in society, offering food, hot drinks, warm clothing and most importantly friendship. It is aimed at filling the gaps in support offered by other organisations in the city throughout the week.

We partner with many churches and individuals who keep the project alive with donations of clothing and food and Ozzy Road church provide our meeting place.

Wednesday 1pm-3pm Ozzy Road Church

Early Prevention

Our primary responsibility is to engage with people wherever they are in their journey of life and build solid relationships.  Our work is about prevention.  By forging friendships, our guests know where they can come and get help if they become homeless or from becoming homeless again.

Not just a lunch

I am lonely at home so I come to Recovery Lunch to overcome isolation, I now know most the people that come here now.I am hoping to volunteer for Derby City Mission too as it would give me something to do and get me out of the house.

We work hard at getting street people, who want to change, into homes of their own and aim to link them into a church which will support and encourage them. In partnership with other organisations, we have seen some real answers to prayer and change in people’s lives, some of whom have come to faith in Christ and now attend local churches. The life changes have been miraculous to watch!

We have now introduced a spiritual five minute God Slot most weeks and volunteers are taking it in turns to share testimony, a thought or reflection or a short Bible passage.  This sharing has been well received by guests.

I have always helped people and I just love this kind of voluntary work and the people who come to Recovery.  We are all equal and nobody should feel better than anyone else.  I have been volunteering now for 5 years and I have planned to give it up but I can’t!  I just keep coming back to help! 

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