Providing Hope, Opportunities and Choices.

by First Steps ED in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st March 2020 we successfully raised £1,090 with 6 supporters in 56 days

More people and families need our support and we’ve outgrown Agard Street, and will be moving into larger accommodation in Vernon Gate.

by First Steps ED in Derby, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our target will cover costs for a fridge, dishwasher, cooker and kitchen equipment as well as help us buy bistro dinning tables and chairs.

Extra crowdfunding will help us cover costs for our family lounge, occasional chairs, sofa, coffee tables, book shelf’s for a new library on self help books and to promote the wealth of other charitable services in Derby and Derbyshire.


We are growing and need more space to ensure that the people who come to us for help can get support as soon as possible.

In our new accommodation we want to create a First Steps Cafe and Family Lounge where anyone needing support with eating or preparing meals can do so in a safe haven and learn new skills in how to understand that basic nutrition and not calorie counting is a better way to approach a healthy weight and self-care for eating disorders.

Food is Fuel and more of us are developing an unhealthy relationship with our body, diet and food and we work to reverse that through our early intervention, education and prevention services.

We will spend our crowdfunding on kitting out our new accommodations kitchen and dining area where our service users can drop-in for supported meals, and create a lounge (not a reception) for parents and carers to relax.

Our service users and parents/ carers tell us that they need support with nutrition, food shopping and meal planning and our plans to move to new accommodation will ensure we are able to offer this new support.

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