Derventio Housing Trust Growing Lives Project – Donating Bat Boxes to Breaston Parish Council

Posted on: 02 Jul 2024

Update from our partners at the Growing Lives project:

“Growing Lives donate bat boxes to Breaston Parish Council

Derventio Housing Trust’s Growing Lives project have donated handmade bat boxes to Breaston Parish Council.

Growing Lives is skill-building project located in Ilkeston in Erewash. It is designed to support people to improve their health, strengthen their skills and get more out life by offering a safe, supportive environment where people can build the skills and tools they need to make long-term changes to their lives.

Participants have been busy in the Growing Lives workshop designing and building sturdy bat boxes. These were ideal for Breaston Parish Council, who have been looking for ways to encourage wildlife, flora and fauna in the village.

Kevin Miller from Breaston Parish Council praised the workmanship and skill of the participants. He said:

“It is an excellent workshop and they seem capable of producing anything they put their minds to.”

If you would like more information on how to attend the Growing Lives Project, you can find contact information and can read more about the project on the GRID website’s Recovery Projects page - 

Growing Lives - Derventio Housing Trust (


All News Articles

Publications you may find interesting

Questionnaire for deafblind and hard-of-hearing people

We’re seeking your support in distributing an essential safety survey titled 'Do You Feel Safe?' aimed at deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people. This will help us to identifying areas of concern for the safety and security of individuals with range of deafness and hearing loss, both within and outside their homes. 'Do You Feel Safe?' This short survey takes about 7 mins to complete. All questions also are signed in BSL. Please share the link The YouTube video link explains why we are doing this survey in BSL, voiceover and captions. The closing date is 22nd January 2024.

Find out more >

DDN March 2017

'One of the strongest messages was a simple one: isolation kills’

Find out more >

Hepatitis C in the UK

The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the UK; 160,000 of these are in England.

Find out more >

Growing Recovery in Derbyshire

The Growing Recovery in Derbyshire (GRID) website is designed to be a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services gateway allowing anyone to find up to date information on drug and alcohol treatment services, recovery opportunities, mental health support and other useful services throughout Derbyshire.

We hope you find the information here interesting and useful as you travel along your own road to recovery.