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Jigsaw

What is Jigsaw?

Our call is rooted in God's heart for the lost but in particular the poor, those afflicted and those in need. We live to bring those whose lives we touch closer to the kingdom of God, to demonstrate his love and grace, to impact this world with prophetic acts of kindness and service. Jigsaw exists for this purpose and reaches out to the poor, those in need and the homeless in Matlock and the Derbyshire Dales.

Some of the things we do

1. Mentoring and Befriending.
In a world falling apart never has there been a greater need to rebuild relationships, restore trust and heal broken lives. The core of our work is about building relationships. If we want to see lives changed we must be willing to walk a journey with those that we meet, to model something different to what people see in the world, to support people through change and stand with them in difficulty.

2. Sign posting and Advice
People often struggle to get the information they need or the specialist help they require. Part of our work focuses on sign posting and referral to other agencies appropriate to the needs of the individual. It means building partnerships with others to make the help that is needed more accessible.

Changes because of COVID- 19

3. Jigsaw Café

[26th March 2020]

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus we have decided to close Jigsaw Cafe and DropIn (held each Wednesdays @ 10am – 4pm) until further notice.

If you are a Jigsaw client and you want to contact us with a query or for help, please text/call or email

Jackie on: 07787 279699
jigsaw@churchinthepeak.org

4. Jigsaw DropIn

[26th March 2020]

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus we have decided to close Jigsaw Cafe and DropIn (held each Wednesdays @ 10am – 4pm) until further notice.

If you are a Jigsaw client and you want to contact us with a query or for help, please text/call or email

Jackie on: 07787 279699
jigsaw@churchinthepeak.org

5. Crisis Food Parcel 
A one-off bag of non-perishable items to last 2-3 days, Contents vary.

To request a crisis parcel:

1) Call CAB Advice Line on : 0300 456 8390 (open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm)

2) Call Matlock Job Centre on : 01629 773023 (open Monday to Friday 9:30am (10am Wed) to 5.00pm

3) Email Jigsaw : jigsaw@churchinthepeak.org

6. Jigsaw Food Bank
The Jigsaw Food Bank initiative provides practical help with a purpose, taking donated goods, in particular canned and dried foods and providing support to people during a crisis. These maybe people unable to provide for themselves due to loss of income, employment or benefits.

Bringing up a family during the current economic crisis is not easy. Money is tight and the pressure is on to eat healthily within a limited budget. This gets harder as unemployment rises, pay is frozen and the cost of living gets higher every day. 

We only take referrals from local organisations who are supporting families on a regular basis. The canned, dried and chilled goods we distribute regularly is tailored to the meet the needs of each referral.

The supply of donated food we receive is provided by individuals, local churches, community groups and businesses. If you would like to donate to the food bank, or have a collection bin please contact us.

Simply donate items from this list.

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Sugar (500g)

Fruit juice (carton)

Rice

Pasta

Cereals

Tinned / packet soup

Tinned tomatoes

Tinned meat / fish

Tinned vegetables

Instant mash potato

Pasta sauces

Tinned fruit

Tinned Sponge puddings

Tinned rice pudding

Tinned or packet custard

Jam

Tea bags / Instant coffee

Packets biscuits / snack bars

 

 

 

We have collection bins in the following locations if you want to drop donations into your most convenient location:

Matlock Darley Dale South Darley Wirksworth
CAB St Helens Church St Marys Church Co op
Co op     St Marys Church
County Hall      
Imperial Rooms      
Library      
RBS      
Sainsburys      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Referral Agencies

If you would like to refer a client to Jigsaw Foodbank please download the referral form from the link below and follow the instructions on the form.

Download the referral form here

5. Jigsaw Clothes Bank

Jigsaw Clothes Bank – now by appointment at Jigsaw Clothes Bank, Unit 13, Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock “free, good quality clean second hand clothing to those in need and their families"

Contact us on 07554 825931 for an appointment.

Jigsaw News

The Secret Foodbank

An article about our Foodbank.

Easter Eggs

140+ Easter eggs donate by locals through Nattiest collection

Jigsaw Christmas Hampers

Preparation of 53 Christmas Hampers

Radio Derby Interview

Jigsaw Interview on Radio Derby

 

Jigsaw is supported with grants from

Derbyshire County Council  & Derbyshire Dales Council for Voluntary Service

 

If you would like more information on Jigsaw and other Social Action Projects, please take a look at our latest Social Action Newsletter or drop us a line using the form below.

If you want to give direct then you can use our online giving page


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