Facing hardship and looking for support? Don't be afraid to ask.

There are lots of groups in Buxton which offer help and advice, to individuals and families facing hardship.

They are listed below and will often be able to put you in touch with other groups and organisations who can help too.

The Breadline is a new organisation set up to help Buxton residents facing hardship. It is based at the The Tradesman's Entrance Café on Buxton Market Place, see our contact page for full address.


Organisations that can help

Buxton Street By Street

Provides local information, and links helps to provide neighbour-to-neighbour support across Buxton. Active Facebook page or email: admin@buxtonstreetbystreet.co.uk\ OR contact us link on website homepage: www.buxtonstreetbystreet.co.uk

Buxton Baby Bank

Contact Kirsty: buxtonbabybank@gmail.com and check out the Buxton Baby Bank Facebook page.

Residents of Fairfield Association (RoFA)

Runs a Foodshare scheme and offers a wide range of advice and support. Also has an active Facebook page. RoFA is based at 133 Victoria Park Road, Fairfield. Call: 01298 73904

Connex Community Support

Offers a range of services for older people, and children and adults with a disability, including befriending and transport, as well as offering volunteering opportunities too.\ Email: Help@Connex.org.uk Call: 01298 23970

High Peak Foodbank

Help with emergency food. Phone: 07977 618232 or email: laura@zink.org.uk See website for details about how to get a referral: highpeakfoodbank.co.uk

Zink Employability & Advice

Offers help and advice around seeking a job, email: Jane@zink.org.uk and as well as help sorting out problems like benefits, housing issues and personal finance, email: julie@zink.org.uk

Derbyshire Discretionary Fund (DDF) & Rural Hardship Fund (RHF)

Grants to help families in severe financial hardship and unable to pay for necessities. Must apply to DDF: 01629 533399 before applying to the RHF and be referred by eg Foodbank or CAB.

Derbyshire Districts Citizen's Advice

Offers advice on a wide range of issues from money to Universal Credit and pensions. Advice helpline: 0300 456 8380 (9am to 4pm)\ Also runs sessions at some GP surgeries: contact your GP surgery to book.

Derbyshire County Council Welfare Rights

Will help you to find out about the benefits to which you are entitled and how to claim. Call : 01629 531535 or email:welfarebenefits@derbyshire.gov.uk

Derbyshire Healthcare (Derbyshire Community Health Services)

Wide range of support and information for all the whole family including health visitors: www.dchs.nhs.uk/healthvisiting and school nurses: www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust :

Mental Health support 24/7 Freephone:@ 0800 028 0077


Call free on: 116 123 (24hr/7 days a week or email: jo@samaritans.org (response time 24hrs) or website: www.samaritans.org

Domestic Abuse

Call 08000 198 668 or text Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line: 07534 617252 If it's an emergency call 999