Pathways Day Centre

Pathways Day Centre

Charity information

Pathways Day Centre

Pathways of Chesterfield is a day centre for those who are either homeless or rootless. We are also unique in that we provide a facility that is not provided by anyone else in the borough. The nearest centres are nearly 20 miles away in either Sheffield or Derby

We aim to:
•Provide support, advice and refuge for homeless and rootless people and those with no fixed abode in Chesterfield and the surrounding area
•Work in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors to maximise the support offered to homeless people.
•To support those who are disadvantaged and with a variety of physical, social and emotional needs
•To help break the cycle of homelessness, by addressing problems, educating them on how to keep tenancies, budgeting skills and improving life skills.

Our day centre opened in February 2006 and we currently support 55 regular registered service users who are homeless or rootless. In April this year, the centre moved to larger premises on Stand Road. We are now open 5 days per week (including Sundays) and we offer hot meals and drinks each day we are open. The centre has a clothes and toiletries room enabling our clients to get much needed supplies free of charge. We also have a shower, a laundry, a training room, a health room, a one to one room, a games room offering pool, table tennis and a variety of other games and activities, a lounge area and a garden which the clients enjoy maintaining. The centre has a wide range of leaflets, and people are signposted to services that can best meet their needs such as housing, the alcohol service or the drugs service. A range of other service providers offer services from our centre including the Samaritans, a health visitor, a dentist, an alternative therapist and the “Communities that Work” team. Our internet ready PC enables clients to look for housing, training and jobs as well as write letters and CV’s.

Each client is appointed a support worker, who will meet with that client on a regular basis. Together they can work through issues and look at health, housing, training and employment, helping to break through the homelessness cycle.

As a result of the centre, we hope that our clients will have improved employability, improved personal independence, improved social wellbeing and psychological health and reduced isolation.

Founded 2006