Need a new ... fridge? Bed? Tv? Sofa? Save and borrow with your local community bank. Join 2 Shires today!
Credit unions help people take control of their money by encouraging them to save what they can and borrow only what they can afford to repay. 2 Shires Community Bank is a not-for-profit bank that exists to benefit the community. You can apply for a load that is massively cheaper than doorstep lenders and payday loads and competitive with high street banks.
Membership is open to anyone living or working in the district.
Visit http://www.2shires.org.uk/index.asp for more information.
These centres provide local families with young children - or a baby on the way - with the facilities and support they need.
Information about local services for children, young people and their families including child care and help available to pay for it
Training opportunities for parents/carers delivered by local colleges and other training providers
Tailored packages of support are available if required
Provides a fun, safe place for children to play and develop, a place for families to talk to each other. This could be in the centre, community venue or local toddler group.
A chance for all parents including fathers and young parents to get health and parenting advice and support from midwives, health visitors, family support workers and many more
Quality play and early learning experiences provided by children's workers, childminders, day care settings and schools; all supported by a teacher. This includes funded education for all three and four year olds for 12.5 hours per week.
Links with Job Centre Plus if you are considering new opportunities in employment or training , or need advice on benefits
All services aim to be inclusive for children and parents with additional needs, linking with specialist services and early support.
Opportunities to volunteer and be part of the management, planning and evaluation of children's centres and have a say about local services.
Money Sorted in D2N2 provides support and personally tailored interventions for people experiencing the greatest financial difficulty. It will enable individuals to take control, build their confidence and skills and help them tackle barriers and problems in order to improve their financial well-being.
It is for people of working age who are experiencing financial difficulties and exclusion, who are unemployed or economically inactive and living in the D2N2 area.
If you are working with someone who may be interested in this project please contact the Money Sorted in D2N2 team:
Opportunity and Change is a support programme for people with multiple and complex needs throughout Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our programme is being delivered by local organisations working together, with a range of experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs.
We aim to support people achieve stability and provide access to mainstream services. We work with individuals to create a tailored package of support that will assist with a range of needs including accommodation, mental healthcare and education.
We are part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through its European Social Fund. It is being managed by Framework, a charity and housing association dedicated to helping homeless people, preventing homelessness, and promoting opportunities for vulnerable and excluded people.