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.

Press Releases


3 days ago

𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵We are holding a celebration event on 𝟭𝟳 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 at Bridge Central Community when we will launch the newspaper and some of the projects involved will be showcasing what they along with activities to take part in.The aim of the event is to promote the message that art is for everyone and to encourage people after Covid to begin to get out and seek out venues in our community. We would like to support people to feel brave enough to express themselves creatively, encourage their talents and build support networks around their interests. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Watch this video to find out what Andy has to say about the Men's group he runs. ... See MoreSee Less
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𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗗𝗮𝘆 might be a good time to reach out and say hello to someone you haven't spoken to for a while.

It might just make their day.

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developmentplus and Project Compass are grateful to Orange Tree Trust for the £5000 grant they have recently given to the project. This will mean that the team will be able to continue to provide hot and cold food and drinks to those people sleeping rough that attend for support.

The next few days are going to be really hot so we must all take care of ourselves and keep an eye on each other.

If you do have to go out and about please make sure you have plenty of water, stay in the shade and take plenty of breaks.