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Future Vision

To address the need for well-being in its client base, DCM plans to use the new premises to facilitate a mental health service.

One aspect of this service will take the shape of a social enterprising wellbeing café which will:

  • assist client relationship building
  • encourage clients to make better life choices
  • help lonely people experience friendship and community

The café will be supported by volunteers and staff trained in mental health and will focus on inclusion, dialogue and care. Profits from the café, which will be open to everyone in the local community, will go directly back into the Charity, helping to fund the services needed to support people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Funding

The cafe is still in its concept planning stage and as a consequence we are actively fundraising for this facility to help become a reality.  We have one application in with a grant making trust.  In addition, Derby City Mission have been one of a limited number of UK charities nationwide to be selected to benefit from funding from the Aviva Community Fund.  The fund allows Aviva employees to each donate £60 to worthy causes from 10th March where they will be drawn to support projects that have most public support.

To make a crowdfunding donation please use the following Link

Café Development

The cafe will be accessed by its own entrance on the right hand side of the building and occupy the wooden floored area shown in the photographs.

Toilet Facilities 

Before the café and other facilities can be opened up to the public it is necessary to refurbish the ground floor toilet facilities as they are presently in a poor condition and with no disabled access.  A disabled toilet, accessible from the public spaces, is being created in conjunction with the Safe Space development.  We are currently obtaining quotes to undertake this work as a matter of urgency.

We are delighted that to support this vital infrastructure on the 6th May 2020 we were awarded a grant of £25,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to refurbish the toilets.  We expect the work to commence in about 4 weeks time