News & Events


Well done to our Catering staff Chris Mcneill (Catering Manager), Sean Keily (cook), Carl Smith (cook) and the dozens of wonderful volunteers that prep and cook meals for our special needs students and homeless clients week in week out. Not only do you provide delicious nutritious food but you do it of the highest standards. Since… Read more »


Padley is seeking to recruit a number of new Trustees.  The role is demanding yet rewarding.  Please read the paper ‘Information for Prospective Board Members (Trustees)’ which describes, in general terms, Trustees’ roles and responsibilities.  The document ‘Introduction to Padley’ gives further information about Padley which you may find helpful. If you are interested in… Read more »

Griffith Food Donate Easter Eggs

  Griffith Food based in Somercotes very kindly donated 15o chocolate Easter eggs to Padley for our Development Centre Students and our Homeless Clients. Below are photos of the clients and students receiving these eggs. We pixelate the Homeless Centre clients to protect their identity. Thank you Griffith Food from all at Padley… Read more »


EVERYONE’S A WINNER IN £££S FOR LBS CHALLENGE Derby County fans Ken and Jim Lyon have found an innovative way of raising funds for the Padley Group, combining their love of beating Nottingham Forest and the need to lose some weight to raise over £2000 (inc. gift aid). The Lyon’s took on Forest fans Andrew… Read more »

New Homelessness Reduction Act starts Today Five key changes in the Homelessness Reduction Act The Homelessness Reduction Act (‘the Act’) is coming into force today 3rd April 2018. The Act will modify and extend existing homelessness protection in a number of key ways: 1. Improved advice and information about homelessness and the prevention of homelessness A review of the current… Read more »

2018 Ladies Lunch

Thursday 12th July 2018 11:30 – 2:30 KEDLESTON PARK GOLF CLUB It is time again for us to celebrate the support the ladies of Derbyshire have given to the Padley Charity since its inception in 1985.  As last year the Ladies Lunch will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Kedleston Park Golf Club. This… Read more »

“People are a revelation and thank you for your support”

“People are a revelation and thank you for your support” I, last posted on our website on the 19th of December and a lot has happened since then at Padley. As I am sure you are aware, we are still in the grip of the period of significant funding pressure. Driven by Government Funding cuts,… Read more »

Families warm to Society’s appeal for homeless

Families warm to Society’s appeal for homeless FAMILIES have provided bags and bags of support for an appeal to help bring some desperately-needed warmth into the lives of homeless people in Derbyshire… Leek United launched its ‘Winter Woollies’ campaign for donations of unwanted winter clothing for some of the county’s most vulnerable individuals. Customers warmed… Read more »