Hope Springs Recovery Centre (HSRC) was opened in 2012 in response to a specific and urgent need to establish a support centre in Chesterfield for people trying to recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol both locally and throughout Derbyshire. In April 2014 the centre achieved the status of Registered Charity.
HSRC has developed over the years and, in addition to helping people to break free from substance addiction, Hope Springs now aims to help clients recovering from emotional and mental health issues as well as problems related to social isolation. Hope Springs works in partnership with the local branch of Rethink as well as the Forces on Line charity.
HSRC offers a place of safety and security for people who have become vulnerable and marginalised and need breathing space and the support and understanding of other people.
Open 10:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday.
Our address is:-
Hope Springs Recovery Centre
Please call 01246 540431
or send an email to:-
Our timetable does vary from week to week depending upon demand and availability. Please check with the centre for confirmation.
Please scroll down make a note in your diary for upcoming fundraising events and to see some of the events we have completed:-
Craft Stall:- Friday 19th April 2019 Morrison’s Store Chesterfield.
Your chance to purchase some of the produce from our BO-HO crafts project. These knitwear items and other works make ideal Christmas presents.
Hope Springs Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 6pm.
You are welcome to come along to our AGM at the centre and find out about who we are, where we are and what we do. Volunteers will be able to chat and you can enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Shaun’s Ride for Recovery:- Tuesday 9th July & Wednesday 10th July 2019.
This year Shaun’s Ride for Recovery comprises a team of six intrepid cyclists who will make the journey from Morecombe to Bridlington over two days following the “Way of the Roses” coast to coast cycling route. More details to follow.
Summer Fayre:- Saturday 20th July 2019 11am – 4pm at Hope Springs.
Bring the family and have an enjoyable time supporting Hope Springs at this year’s summer fayre:-
Fashion Show:- Wednesday 31st July 2019 The Olde House.
This year’s Fashion Show is now scheduled for Wednesday 31st July 2019. Please come along and pick up a bargain! This is a very popular event and promises to be an enjoyable evening that also helps Hope Springs to keep going. All previously sold tickets will be valid for this re-scheduled event. If you have any queries please contact 01246 540431.
Details of the Christmas Fayre to follow in due course.
Please do your best to support these fundraising events which are vital to Hope Springs Recovery Centre.
Thank you so much.
Activities at Hope Springs
The Art Club meets every Thursday afternoon.
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays
Cycling – Shaun’s Ride for Recovery 2019
Shaun’s Ride for Recovery:- POSTPONED Was scheduled:- Mon 9th July & Tuesday 10th July 2019.
Update:- During a recent training session, in preparation for this year’s fund-raising event, Shaun sustained a back injury. He is on the road to recovery but unfortunately will not be fit enough to attempt this ride in July. Consequently this event will have to be postponed to a future date to be advised in due course. We all wish Shaun a full recovery.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to attend training courses to help their understanding about mental health issues and substance addiction. These courses are usually based externally from the centre.
Why Support Us?
Why support us? As a recovery support charity we aim to do all we can to keep our clients from relapsing and thus preventing them from offending or re-offending to feed addiction. By remaining active within our project our clients regain confidence an begin to make improvements to their physical and mental wellbeing as well as improving their family relationships.
Problems with mental health issues and subsequent addiction can strike any person and any family at any time. Hope Springs Recovery Centre offers the only freely accessible drop-in centre in Chesterfield and Derbyshire. Hope Springs provides additional support which complements the support provided by statutory services. Vulnerable individuals need a place of sanctuary that they can attend during the weekday hours where they can avoid isolation and receive encouragement and help to persevere in their recovery. Our drop-in centre is the hub from which all our various activities, training courses and funding events originate.
With your support both in terms of donations and volunteering Hope Springs can remain in existence and grow to continue to provide hope for more of the most disadvantaged in our society. With your support you will be helping to create a safer community for all.
How to Donate
Please help Hope Springs Recovery Centre to continue to provide support, encouragement and sanctuary to the most vulnerable in our society. People in recovery often need support in addition to that provided by the fixed appointments of statutory services. People coping with mental anxiety and emotional problems need a place to engage with others and receive support. Your donation helps to keep our drop-in centre open.
Hope Springs Recovery Centre is now registered with “Wonderful” – a charitable organisation that ensures that every penny of your donation goes to Hope Springs. Please remember that if you are a UK taxpayer you can allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation by completing the Gift Aid section.
Please click anywhere on the “Wonderful” donation logo below and provide hope to those who are in danger of losing all hope.
Thank you so much.
Hope Springs always welcomes enquiries from potential volunteers. At the moment Hope Springs is run completely by volunteers and it is sometimes tricky to cover all the necessary tasks with the skills and availability our current volunteers can offer. Perhaps you know someone, such as a friend or a family member, who is in difficulties and needs your support but you don’t know how to help them. By volunteering at Hope Springs you will gain more insight into helping people in recovery.
There are opportunities to be involved with client-facing activities such as welcoming new clients, hosting art and craft sessions, being involved with musical activities and discussion groups. Conversely there are opportunities to help with the “back office” work such as updating and maintaining this website or our social media, taking telephone messages, assisting with making leaflets and flyers, as well as with administration and with fundraising. The list is endless.
Why not call our drop-in centre coordinator today on 01246 540431 to discuss your interests and where you might best help? Your contribution to the project would be greatly appreciated.
Aims of Hope Springs Recovery Centre
Hope Springs has been in existence since 2012 after being established by a local priest who was concerned about the limited provision of support provided by statutory services to help people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. All too often people who had been through a detox or rehabilitation process were falling back into addiction. Drug counselling by local services was often limited to six sessions and then people were on their own. Without continuous support from services many people ended up relapsing. Hope Springs is not a religious organisation and it aims to provide unlimited, non-judgemental, on-going support for anyone who wishes to maintain their recovery. The support we offer involves activities such as art & craft, cycling, allotment, walking, cookery, fishing, music and more. In addition to physical activities, and depending on client requests, Hope Springs run peer led meditation sessions and relapse awareness sessions. By way of incentive and acknowledgement, Hope Springs also provides hot breakfasts on Mondays and Fridays for clients and volunteers who have been involved in centre activities. Our Drop-in centre is open Mon – Fri from 10am to 4pm and this is the hub from which all our activities begin. Over the last year or so Hope Springs has worked with local mental health charity ‘Rethink Mental Illness’ to offer group sessions for people with mental health problems. We also have a strong relationship with Forces on Line and some ex-service personnel recovering from PTSD attend our centre and help with our activities. Addictions and mental health problems go hand in hand and Hope Springs aims to provide hope and a place of welcome and understanding to all who can benefit from our services.
Hope Springs always recognise that every individual that walks through the door has an equal, legal and moral right to non-discriminatory support. No one would be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender reassignment. It’s important to us that everyone providing care and support to our service users deliver a accessible and welcoming service. Addressing attention to any service user that could risk being marginalised within our community. For many reasons such as living in a rural location or financial difficulties. If required specific promotions can be made. When necessary adaptations will be put in place to meet an individual’s needs. We aim to do all we can to make sure the service users in our care are given the opportunity to work with other organisations whenever possible. We understand that having support and involvement from others can carry positive benefits in recovery. Service users isolating themselves is not rewarding so good working relationships is important to make sure an individual can get the most out of all the support networks available throughout different stages in their own personal journey of recovery. Our goal is to help as many individuals as possible to get the best outcome from our centre and our services. By expanding what we already have in place we aim to provide a more self-funding, worthwhile and valuable service which for now and years to come will benefit our community.
Hope Springs Board of Trustees
Tony Rogers Chairman
Ann Hoole Vice Chair/Volunteer
Delia Britland Treasurer
Barry Bingham Trustee
Keith Falconer Trustee
Glenys Falconer Trustee
Andy Ashmore Trustee/Volunteer
Brenda Barraclough Trustee/Volunteer
Alan Mullen Trustee/Volunteer
Hope Springs Managerial Staff
Sharon Rogers Centre Coordinator/Administrator
Ann Hoole Drop-in Centre Coordinator