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P3's Derbyshire Outreach Team Saved

1 February 2018

*UPDATE Nov 2018: Please note that the Freephone number 0808 1647 753 is no longer in use for this service*

P3’s Derbyshire Outreach Team (DOT) are celebrating today after the
much-needed service was saved from closure.

People across the region were shocked when they found out P3 had been
unsuccessful in securing the funding to ensure the long-term future of the
service – meaning acutely vulnerable people living on Derbyshire’s streets
would be left without any support.

We are now able to confirm that P3 working together with Chesterfield Borough Council have been able to secure the immediate future of the Derbyshire Outreach Team.          

P3’s Assistant Director of Operations Rebecca Harrington-Leigh who manages the service stated:

“We are delighted to be able to announce that funding has been secured for the immediate future of P3’s Derbyshire Outreach Team. Chesterfield Borough Council have agreed – in partnership with the Derbyshire districts – to fund the service until the end of March whilst longer term solutions are considered.

“This means that we are already responding to new incoming rough sleeper referrals on DOT’s Freephone number 0808 1647 753 and via Streetlink at and we are continuing to engage with the people already known to the service who are rough sleeping across the county.

“We are now extremely hopeful that the service will continue long-term.

“Thank you to everyone who responded to our call to save DOT, your support reinforced the importance of ensuring this small, but impactful service remains open.”


CLICK HERE to read about the P3 campaign to save DOT.