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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day trip to Skegness

It’s a couple of weeks since we enjoyed our annual trip to the seaside, but as its raining today in Swalincote it seemed like a good time to talk about it! 50 of us ranging in ages from under 2 to over 80 piled onto a bus at 8am in Swadlincote bus station! We arrived […]

Friday Afternoons at Rosliston

We travel to Rosliston every Friday afternoon for activities in the forest usually cycling, Nordic Walking or archery. We had a treat this time and had a go at laser quest!  Thank you Alex at Rosliston for your patience with our unruly group!

Thank You Volunteers!

We held a stall at the Festival of Leisure on Saturday; what a wonderful day. The sun shone all day and we sold out of our lucky bags on the “Hook-a-Bag” stall. A massive thank you to everyone who came to help either on the day or with the preparations beforehand.