At a point in our lives where we felt so hopeless and alone, we have been so overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing support that we have received.

Just part of an email we received having helped a family in rural Derbyshire through our Agricultural Chaplaincy project. 

Our work is varied. Some of it helps individuals whilst other elements relate to communities and some parts are about the wider rural agenda. 

Oil Buying Scheme

The number of litres ordered and the amount of money saved was again significant. As much as the scheme is about saving money it is also about providing a great service. This is what some of the members have to say about the scheme.

"Thank you for the work you do. I have found ordering oil through your scheme so much easier than ringing around companies myself each time I needed oil. Our drive and oil tank are a little difficult to access, but the delivery has always gone ahead without a hitch. I was particularly grateful one time when I had run very low, that the message was passed on to the oil provider and the delivery was prioritised. I have had no hesitation recommending RAD to my neighbours.  Many thanks for the service you provide.”  JE, Ashover 

“The scheme has lots of positives, for example the website is great, intuitive to use and your input is great too. It's really nice to have a "person" to deal with. The prices are competitive as well!” MC, Coxbench

“I have only used the service three times. Each time it has operated smoothly. I order 1500 litres and although I could probably get a good price by ordering direct from a supplier I like to use the scheme because 1, ordering is easy and 2, I believe in cooperative action.” RH, Lea Bridge

Wheels to Work

After leaving the Wheels to Work scheme, 75% of the clients are in the same job as they were when then started on the scheme, 92% feel they have more independence and 80% feel that they have better life chances.