What is Salcare?

Salcare is a charity, aiming to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ providing support for people in need, in Amber Valley and Erewash. After 30 years we feel like part of the Heanor community – and we know that is how people feel about us.

How do we define ‘people in need’?

  • People referred to us by social services, the police or domestic abuse services and job centres
  • We help everyone who is truly in need
  • We don’t stick to Amber Valley and Erewash boundaries, if someone needs help we help them

Lots of local people like Salcare too, as they can find all sorts of things to buy at very low cost!

At Salcare we are changing how we help the community. The last few years have been tough for our communities and those tough times don’t seem to be quick to go away.  The bedroom tax and changes to council tax and benefits are going to increase the number of people asking for help. More than ever, people need a place of sanctuary to escape to.

In Heanor, that place is Salcare which provides a vital lifeline for many families and individuals.

What we do

  • Advice: Specialist free support and advice on housing, benefits and debt
  • ‘Escape’ Domestic Abuse: Specialist free support and advice
  • ‘Suds R Us’ laundry: at low cost, drop off your washing
  • charity shop: clothes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, bedding, books, DVDs
  • furniture warehouse: beds, sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes, sideboards, desks and much more…
  • electrical goods: safety tested lights, kitchen appliances, cookers and washing machines, fridges, freezers
  • food bank: two days emergency food for single people or families in need (referral only)
  • community room: available to rent or free, to local groups
  • community kitchen: serving delicious affordable food; breakfasts or a two course meal


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