Support Services/Groups

Action For Bereavement Care (National Association Of Widows)

Gill Milner
01335 367319

Advice , Assistance And Advocacy Service

Mental health development work is also based here. The service is available to the public and workers of the Voluntary and Statutory sectors. Covering issues of housing and homelessness, Covering Southern Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash and Amber Valley.

Opening hours for a drop in basis are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 - 12 noon. Phone lines are open from 10 - 12.30 pm are the same days.

Tracy Smith or any other advisor
The Wardwick, Derby
Tel: 01332 297611

Ashbourne Health Centre

Aims to provide comprehensive health care for the community, advice and information on a wide range of health related topics.

Chiropody, Dietitian, Hearing Aid Clinic, Dental, Stoma Care Clinic, Health Visitors, Child Health Clinics, School Health, Speech Therapy Mothercraft/Parentcraft/ Relaxation Classes and Mother & Baby Club. Incontinence materials/home care aids, Welfare Foods, Hearing Aid Batteries and Health Education information are also available.

Ashbourne Health Centre
Tel: 01335 343541

Ashbourne Community Transport

Dial a bus service - from your own door to specific bus stops if you have difficulty using public transport.

Manager Kevin Fradley
Tel: 01335 300670

Alcohol Problems Advisory Service

01332 345537

Volunteer Centre Derbyshire Dales

(Formally known as the Ashbourne Volunteer Bureau)

Advise and guide potential volunteers and refers them on to the appropriate agency. The Bureau also has a team of volunteers who provide the following services transport, befriending, gardening, decorating, odd jobs, escorting, shopping.

Volunteer Centre - Derbyshire Dales
Ashbourne Business Centre
Dig Street

Tel : 01335 348602

British Red Cross

Caring for people in crisis in the community

Matlock Green, Matlock, DE4 3EG

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

01629 582171

Derbyshire Dales Victim Support Scheme

Offers full service to victims of crime.

Ernest Bailey Centre OR Wirksworth Branch

New Street, 2 Police House
Matlock Oat Hill, Derby Road
DE4 3FE Wirksworth

01629 55550
or 01629 825544

Domestic Violence

Local Domestic Violence Liaison Officer based at local police station able to offer information and assistance.

Ashbourne Police Station
Constable Liz Baines
Tel: 01335 300022

Citizens Advice Bureau

Ashbourne Town Hall Friday 10 - 1pm only.

Tel: 01335 346873
Cruse Bereavement Care
Trained volunteers are available to support anyone in Ashbourne or the surrounding area, who is suffering from a bereavement.
We meet you individually either in your own home or in an independant venue.
Being a charity our service is free, only asking for a donation at the end of all the sessions.
Tel: 01332 332098

Crime Prevention Advice

Ashbourne Police Station
Damian Maye
Tel: 01335 300022

Mary Louise Trust (Small Charity Benefiting Hospital Patients)

Befriending hospital patients. Social evening at St. Oswalds Hospital.

Mrs. M. Ford
01335 300140

Mid-Derbyshire Association For Mobile Physiotherapy (Charity)

Employs Beverley Withers, Physiotherapist based at Wirksworth Health Centre

Telephone : 01629 825705

Salcare (Christian Organisation Sponsored By Heanor Parish Church).


Provides furniture and domestic equipment for people in need. In some circumstances this is given free.

Based at Heanor
Also a charity shop, cafe. launderette and drop-in centre.
On Thursdays - for referrals or to arrange collection of furniture please contact Margaret Bowen, Project Manager.

59 Ray Street,
DE75 7GF
Tel. 01773 764562

Welfare Rights Helpline

Tel: 0800 214233 (Freephone)


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