Together Again Two Metres Apart

We have now started to run a few small groups in Bank House in line with the current government guidelines.

If you are interested in knowing what groups we have going on feel free to contact us and we will get you booked in.
We are operating in this way for the time being to help us protect every person who comes into our building.

Thanks for understanding!

Call Us

We know how challenging the past few weeks of lockdown have been and we are definitely missing having everyone in Bank House. We now have a Bank House mobile phone for you to be able to contact us even when we cannot be based in the building. You can call us on 07778548320.

We look forward to hearing from you and to keeping in contact during this difficult time.

We hope everyone is staying safe!

Covid-19 Update Monday 23rd March 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus we have had to make the decision to shut Bank House until it is safe to reopen.

Please stay safe and continue to contact us! We will keep trying to help in any way we can.

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bankhouse.swadlincote/
  • Phone: 07778 548320
  • Email: jon.shill@bankhouse.co.uk

See you soon

Funky fundraising

Lots of people came to visit on Friday to help us say thank you to all the people who have supported  us over the last year  or so.

Nikki, one of our newest members of staff took the brave move of being sponsored to publicly shaving her lovely shiny hair to raise some money for us!

Thank you Nikki, you are awesome.   Money still coming in, total to be announced soon!

 

Lottery Funding for Bank House

Following a very difficult year, we are delighted to announce that Bank House has secured funding from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Programme. The award of £465,286 will ensure the future of the service for 3 years and will allow us to build on our previous successes.

Update on Saving Bank House

We have received donations of over £7000 so far which is fantastic news. Thank you very much to those who have supported us by donating through the crowdfunding page, by dropping in for a visit, buying raffle tickets, and many other ways too.

Just in the last two weeks, as well as money, we have been given food and clothing, a table football, tea bags, t-shirts, cakes, bread, cards, gifts and much more besides.

Our crowdfunding page is open for a few more weeks so there’s still plenty of time.  if you would like to donate please go to

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bankhouse 

Business as Usual

Bank House will no longer be receiving funding from Derbyshire County Council or Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) from the end of this month (March 2017).
Rethink in partnership with Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health and P3 have won the contract to provide services in Derbyshire. They and the commissioners believe that services should not be ‘buildings based’.
While we have respect for these other organisations we believe there is room in South Derbyshire for both services. We know that we provide a wider range of services for more people than will be available in the new service.
For that reason we would like to see Bank House survive and continue to provide this very valuable community service for many more years.
We have a great deal of good will and community support and are confident that we will find a way to survive.  In the meantime its ‘business as usual at Bank House’. Stay posted – there will be more news next week.

 

Our new garden coming soon

 

On behalf of Bank House we would like to give a massive thank you to all of those helpful people for keeping the garden area a very nice place for members, staff and visitors alike.

We are very proud to announce a plan of a new garden in the area, and we welcome any ideas that you wish to suggest.

In the meantime we hope you guys are having a wonderful day wherever you are.

Happy 100th Birthday to Emily!

We were delighted that our oldest current Member Emily, known to all as ‘Nan’ chose to celebrate her 100th birthday here with her friends at Bank House!  We celebrated in true Bank House style with cake, party tea, balloons, banners, sparkly wine …. and more cake.

Thank you Emily ! It was a privilege to spend your special day with you.

Semicolon Tattoo project

For a couple of years the semicolon has been used as a symbol to promote mental health awareness;

The sentence is my story; its not over yet!

In memory of Lindsay a very valued friend and colleague, Bank House has been involved in a project with Celebrity Tattooist Kevin Paul an his colleague Boo, who kindly agreed to tattoo a semicolon onto anyone interested on 11th August this year.  They asked for a contribution of £10 per tattoo and donated the entire proceeds to Bank House!  So far over £1000 has been collected and more is still coming in.

Bank House would like to thank Leonie Mastropietro, Kevin and Boo, and everyone who came along on the day to have their tattoo!