ABOUT US

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.

THE PROGRAMME AIMS

The aim of the programme is to support people who are:

  • Homeless or who are vulnerably housed
  • Misusing substances
  • Have mental health issues
  • Experiencing domestic abuse
  • Current or ex-offenders

With the aim of helping them resolve their complex needs and become socially and economically included through access to education, training and employment. Each person will be allocated a locally based ‘Navigator’ who will support them to achieve their goals in partnership with existing support agencies where they are already involved.

ELIGIBILITY

Each participant MUST be able to prove that they have the Right to
Work in the UK and that they are unemployed or economically inactive.

Evidence of this includes:

  • Passport
  • Full Birth Certificate
  • Letter from the Job Centre that includes NI number and DOB
  • Letter from HMRC – We can help you with this.

All participant support costs are met by the programme including:

  • Childcare
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Travel
  • One off items to help you meet your support plan goals.

Additional support includes:

  • Specialist counselling services
  • Peer support
  • Volunteering
  • Bite size learning and training opportunities focusing on personal development, wellbeing, employment and maintaining your home.

PROVIDERS IN YOUR AREA

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PROVIDER CONTACT DETAILS

Derventio Housing Trust
Erewash Business Centre,
The Old Police Station,
Wharncliffe Road,
Ilkeston,
Derbyshire,
DE75GF
Key contact: Julie Howells
Contact number: 07809904790
Email:Julie.howells@derventiohousing.com
Website link: Derventio Housing Trust

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street,
Derby,
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Womens Work Derbyshire

Derventio Housing Trust
Erewash Business Centre,
The Old Police Station,
Wharncliffe Road,
Ilkeston,
Derbyshire,
DE75GF
Key contact: Julie Howells
Contact number: 07809904790
Email:Julie.howells@derventiohousing.com
Website link: Derventio Housing Trust

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street,
Derby,
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Womens Work Derbyshire

Double Impact
18-19 St John Street
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 1QJ
Key contact: Michelle Cartawick
Contact number: 01623 272003 / 07702 252717
Email: opportunityandchange@doubleimpact.org.uk
Website link: Double Impact

Framework
The Heath Centre,
Fritchley Court,
Oak Tree Lane Estate,
Mansfield
NG18 3QE
Email: opportunityandchange@FrameworkHA.org
Website link: Framework

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd
The Farr Centre,
Chapel Walk,
Westgate,
Worksop
S80 1LR
Key contact: Christine Worthington
Contact number: 01909 533610 / 07392482071
Email: Christine.worthington@nottswa.org

Website link: Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd

Riverside Care and Support
Unit 3 Little Chester Park,
Alfreton Road,
Derby
DE21 4AA
Key contact: Carol Potts/ Miles Stanley
Contact number: 01332 222926
Email: carol.potts@riverside.org.uk / miles.stanley@riverside.org.uk
Website link: Riverside Care and Support

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street
Derby
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Women’s Work Derbyshire

YMCA Derbyshire
770 London Road
Wilmore
Derby
DE24 8UT
Key contact: Reena Sharma
Contact number: 01332 579583
Email: reena.sharma@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk
Website link: YMCA Derbyshire

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street,
Derby,
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Womens Work Derbyshire

YMCA Derbyshire
770 London Road
Wilmore
Derby
DE24 8UT
Key contact: Reena Sharma
Contact number: 01332 579583
Email: reena.sharma@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk
Website link: YMCA Derbyshire

Acorn Training Ltd
Suite 1A
Stephenson Chambers
6-8 Corporate Street
Chesterfield
S41 7TP
Key contact: Cheryl Connelly
Contact number: 01246 520 530
Email: Cheryl.connelly@acorntraning.eu
Website link: Acorn Training Ltd

Derbyshire Law Centre
1 Rose Hill East,
Chesterfield
S40 1NU
Key contact: Teresa Waldron
Contact number: 01246 550674
Email: dlc@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk
Website link: Derbyshire Law Centre

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street,
Derby,
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Women’s Work Derbyshire

Framework
Dukeries Business Centre,
31-33 Retford Road,
Worksop
S80 2PU
Email: opportunityandchange@FrameworkHA.org
Website link: Framework

Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire
Newstead Centre,
Tilford Road,
Newstead Village
NG15 0BS
Key contact: Alex Raynor
Contact number: 01623 727600
Email: araynor@rcan.org.uk
Website link: Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd
The Farr Centre,
Chapel Walk,
Westgate,
Worksop
S80 1LR
Key contact: Christine Worthington
Contact number: 01909 533610 / 07392482071
Email: Christine.worthington@nottswa.org

Website link: Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid

Framework
The Exchange,
Water Lane,
Newark
NG24 1HA
Email: opportunityandchange@FrameworkHA.org
Website link: Framework

Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire
Newstead Centre,
Tilford Road,
Newstead Village
NG15 0BS
Key contact: Alex Raynor
Contact number: 01623 727600
Email: araynor@rcan.org.uk
Website link: Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire

Awaaz
Unit C, Tennyson Hall
Forest Road West
Nottingham
NG7 4EP
Key contact: Angela Kandola
Contact number: 0115 924 5555
Email: angela.kandola@awaaznottingham.org.uk
Website link: AWAAZ

POW
16 Independent Street,
Radford
Nottingham
NG7 3LN
Key contact: Ben Talbot
Contact number: 0115 9249993
Email: ben@pow-advice.co.uk
Website link: POW

Double Impact
22-24 Friar Lane
Nottingham
NG1 6DQ
Key contact: Rebecca Sharpe
Contact number: 0115 8240366 / 07702 252716
Email: opportunityandchange@doubleimpact.org.uk
Website link: Double Impact

Framework
21 Clarendon Street
Nottingham
NG1 5HR
Email: opportunityandchange@FrameworkHA.org
Website link: Framework

Improving Lives
7 Mansfield Road
Nottingham
Key contact: Kerry Devine
Contact number: 0115 9348411
Email: Kerry@improvinglivesnotts.org.uk
Website link: Improving Lives

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum
The Sycamore Centre
33 Hungerhill Road
Nottingham
NG3 4NB
Key contact: Jill Jeffries
Contact number: 0115 960 1230
Email: Jill.jeffries@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk
Website link: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire refugee forum

Nottingham Women’s Centre
30 Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP
Key contact: Karen Feeley
Contact number: 0115 9411475
Email: karen@nottnghamwomescentre.com
Website link: Nottingham Women’s Centre

Nottinghamshire YMCA
4 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FG
Key contact: Gillian Costello
Contact number: 07985 504560
Email: Gillian.costello@nottsymca.org
Website link: Nottinghamshire YMCA

Services for Empowerment and Advocacy (SEA)
Foxhall Lodge
Foxhall Road
Nottingham
NG7 6LH
Key contact: Zoe Bendelow
Contact number: 0115 8456493 / 07791869975
Email: zoe@seaparticipation.org.uk
Website link: Services for Empowerment and Advocacy
 

Emmanuel House
53 -61 Goosegate
Nottingham
NG1 1FE
Key contact: Maria King
Contact number: 0115 9507140
Email: maria.king@emmanualhouse.org.uk
Website link: Emmanuel House

Framework
25 Gregory Boulevard,
Nottingham
NG7 6NX
Email: opportunityandchange@FrameworkHA.org
Website link: Framework

Derventio Housing Trust
Erewash Business Centre,
The Old Police Station,
Wharncliffe Road,
Ilkeston,
Derbyshire,
DE75GF
Key contact: Julie Howells
Contact number: 07809904790
Email:Julie.howells@derventiohousing.com
Website link: Derventio Housing Trust

Riverside Care and Support
Unit 3 Little Chester Park,
Alfreton Road,
Derby
DE21 4AA
Key contact: Carol Potts/ Miles Stanley
Contact number: 01332 222926
Email: carol.potts@riverside.org.uk / miles.stanley@riverside.org.uk
Website link: Riverside Care and Support

Women’s Work Derbyshire
30 Charnwood Street,
Derby,
DE21 2GU
Key contact: Caroline Baker
Contact number: 01332 242525
Email: caroline.baker@womens-work.org.uk
Website link: Women’s Work Derbyshire