Working with over 250 beneficiaries a year developmentplus runs several projects including STEPS, a one-to-one coaching and mentoring programme; Bridging the Gap, a Reducing Reoffending Project; Better Together, a collaboration project, a Neighbourhood Working project; The Pitch, a men’s suicide prevention group; and our homelessness advocacy support project “Project Compass”.  Our projects are supported by a team of dedicated development workers who bring an array of skills to their roles and are all passionate about supporting people from all backgrounds in moving forward with their lives.

developmentplus has 24 years’ experience of working alongside disadvantaged and vulnerable people to help them identify issues which have a detrimental effect on their lives and then to develop solutions focussed pathways for moving forwards. We work alongside people in their community, facilitating their involvement in decisions that affect their lives, supporting them to identify and develop initiatives that they feel will improve their quality of life.

In most recent years, our core delivery has been based around 1-1 coaching and mentoring programmes as outlined above working with beneficiaries from a broad background including individuals with poor mental health, ex-offenders, individuals furthest from the employment market and rough sleepers.

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Clare and I attended a social media workshop for the Museum of Mental Health project. There was cake 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Andy and Vicki were busy at Men's Group again yesterday. The group meet every Thursday as part of a film, art, music and tech group. If you would like to find out more about the group give Andy a call on 07947364582. ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of our recent 25th Anniversary celebrations we did not provide gifts and instead we will be planting a tree with the National Trust for every person that attended.

Thank you to the Wednesday Art Group, with special thanks to Laura and Jo who designed the tree.


developmentplus was happy to welcome back Rev Andrew Vaughan to celebrate the organisations 25th anniversary as he had been key to the setting up of the charity. The organisation may have changed its name but continues with the same values.

1 June 2022 marks the start of Volunteers Week, which gives us the opportunity to thank our Trustees, who freely give their time and experience to support the charity as well as ensuring the work we do complies with the governing document and the law.

Thank you to all our supporters that voted for us to become a Co-op Community Champion between Sunday 5 June and Saturday 3 September at the Birchwood Co-op here in Lincoln.

Each time you shop using your Co-op dividend card in the store you can choose to donate to us.