Current Services

Padley has a tremendous heritage in Derby, it was founded in 1985, making it one of Derby's longest established charities, it is also one of the largest local charities.

Padley is a diverse organisation providing a broad range of services to the most vulnerable people in the community. We also provide general courses and activities for adults.

Some of our funding is based on contracts with Derby City Council and the local Primary Care Trust. However, our future depends on the generosity of public donations and fundraising activities so that we can continue to fund our vital work.

Padley Development Centre:

The Development Centre is an accredited training unit which delivers a range of courses;

  • Therapeutic and expressive arts for adults living with a learning difficulty and/or experiencing mental health issues.
  • Courses and individual sessions for adults wishing to try something new, hone an existing skill, receive therapeutic treatments or meet new people while doing something interesting.
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    Padley Charity Shop:

    The shop relies on donations from the public, businesses and organisations. Donations of clothing, shoes, bags, paintings, bric a brac, books, cd's, jewellery and the family heirlooms enable us to help our service users. We also sell items made by our woodworking workshop and other parts of our organisation as well as a range of bought in items. The shop provides a vital income stream that allows our other services to continue. In addition it provides retail training opportunities for people with learning disabilities or are long term unemployed.

    Padley Vouchers can be purchased at 1 each from the shop - why not keep a supply of these to give to homeless people you meet. When presented at our Day Centre, the voucher entitles the person to a free, hot, nutritious two course meal.

    Padley Hostel:

    This is a ten bed direct access hostel for men. We are the only facility in Derby that accepts men direct from the street who may be rough sleepers. All hostel residents are assigned a key worker who offers full and impartial support until the resident is able to move on and sustain a tenancy, for some this can be a long hard road.

    Padley Day Centre:

    People who are rough sleepers, homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded paid a total of 18,000 visits to the Day Centre last year. They were able to access a hot nutritious meal, shower facilities, clothing and companionship. The centre also provides advice, guidance, support and a range of services which create a sense of independence and help service users to move on in their lives.
    Current research indicates that as many as one in four people living in or around the city centre are on or below the poverty line.