From Dementia Friends: Highlight #3: Today’s highlight has to be the words of wisdom you’ve shared with us over the last year. Your tips, ‘small wins’ and Dementia Friends actions inspire us every day.
Hello! We are Anna, Claire and Caitlin
Thank you for visiting our website. After setting up the Buxton Street by Street COVID-19 Support group up on Facebook on March 16th, Anna Watson was quickly joined by Claire Mitchell and Caitlin Bisknell who have been instrumental in building it into what it has become
Notable successes to date have been after inviting just 100 friends to the Facebook group, there are now 2,744 members; there have been 3,800 posts, and we have 100 volunteers performing a multitude of tasks..
Watch our Buxton Street by Street Celebration short film!
About this site
If you have suggestions on how to improve this site, information you would like to add, a correction or an update, please let us know! Thanks all.
Do you need help, or can you volunteer?
Buxton Street by Street are now working with CONNEX community support
We are one! – see our 1st birthday film…
About The Breadline
The Breadline is a new hardship fund currently in development, which aims to support the people of Buxton by providing a local line of defence against hardship. Supported by Buxton Street by Street and Connex Community Support, The Breadline is being led by Carolyn Kidd, owner of The Tradesman’s Entrance Café. Carolyn has volunteered with Street by Street since March 2020, and for the last six years has opened her café on Christmas day to provide Christmas meals and a social day for people with nowhere else to go at Christmas.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic increased the need for hardship support, as well as isolation support on Christmas Day. Over Christmas 2020, Carolyn and her team of volunteers provided 50 food hampers to families as well as delivering over 150 Christmas dinners to families and individuals on their own or facing hardship. It was clear that there was an even greater need for hardship support and so The Breadline was born.
If you are in need of support or wish to donate, please navigate to the Breadline application page on this site.