Our Blog

20 Jan

Freedom – our debt service

We work on a step-by-step approach, whereby the service user always feels in control and in charge, fully involved in every step of the…

13 Jan

Can you make the time?

Every week we need 24 volunteers a week just to run our cafes, making sure people at our 12 main centres receive their warm…

07 Jan

A reflection on 2019

What did Christmas mean to you? Here are a selection of responses we had through Facebook on the meaning of Christmas this year: Simplicity….

12 Dec

Christmas Closure Dates

We work very hard to ensure our centres stay open as much as possible over Christmas, but it can be hard to secure volunteers…

25 Dec

Yelling at the Christmas Tree

Christmas Day, a day of family festivities and fun. A day of over-indulging on food, drink, and presents. Unless you live in the poverty…

24 Dec

10 Years On

The Freedom Community Project began in September 2008 after the first community week held on Dykes Field in August had identified the needs within…

03 Dec

D.I.Y. Christmas Presents

It’s that time of year again! This year we are going to give our 10 best ideas for low-cost homemade Christmas presents. Christmas Toffee…

05 Nov


Family benefit austerity is a complex and controversial issue. Every year in April when the budget is released, working-class families anxiously await to hear…

04 Oct

Our Services

We run a whole range of services, all targeted at the communities we work with and their needs: Reading Group Bolsover Methodist Church Tuesdays…

27 Sep

No Place Like Home

It’s easy to think that only people in rented or council accommodation struggle with housing. However, it should be remembered that hard times can…