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About Us


Our story...

We have been providing local families with support through pregnancy and early parenthood since 2016 and were previously known as Derby Community Parent Programme (DCPP). 


Connected became an independent, not-for-profit organisation in June 2021 and has built on the original programme & grown, developed & shaped the service to best meet the needs of the local community. 

We pride ourselves on offering a safe and sustainable perinatal support service for all new and expectant parents across Derby.



Our Staff Team...

Being researched by the University of Derby! 

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Click above to hear more about the first year of the research!

Volunteer of the Year Award 2020

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Generation Next Future Leader 2022

Main Frame Unsung Hero Award 2022

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National Children & Young People's Wellbeing Award Finalists 2022

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BQF Patron's Award Finalists 2023

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Shelley - Connected Director

I love my job because I get to meet the most amazing people every day.  Whether it is supporting our volunteers as they train to become peer supporters; or meeting families and being privileged to hear their stories – I’m always inspired by the passion & commitment that the volunteers bring to their role. My job genuinely gives me such a buzz!  I love being out & about where I got to see the real difference our volunteers make for their communities. I’m super proud of how hard the volunteers have worked providing a real source of support for families during a very challenging time.  

Tea or coffee? 

Coffee 100%


Sweet or savoury? 

Sweet all the way


Dogs or cats? 

Guinea Pigs!! Although I’m tempted by dogs sometimes….


Sun or snow? 

Sun all the way, apart from Xmas Eve & Xmas Day 🙂


We are grateful to have received funding from:


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