RIVER NETWORK CHARITY, offering information, guidance, signposting & support. Our Board, Leaders and team come with decades of credibility, Professional experience and qualifications. With this experience, heart and local need are always looking to expand our services. We are currently expanding our homeless and housing provision in Heanor.
We are Charity reaching out and helping the community through Christian concern via:
- Youth work
- Children’s services
- Family services
- Alternative education
- Home schooling
- Homeschooling Hub
- Housing Accommodation
- Training and Qualifications
- Mental Health
- Through practical and holistic development.
Looking For Accommodation?
River Network offers secure and reasonably priced housing options in Derbyshire. Whether you need assistance in organising your life, accessing suitable benefits, or obtaining specific support for a health condition, we are available to help you find a suitable home.
Heanor is a town in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies 8 miles north-east of Derby and forms, with the adjacent village of Loscoe, the civil parish and town council-administered area of Heanor and Loscoe, which had a population of 17,251 in the 2011 census.
The name Heanor derives from the Old English hēan and ofer, and means “[place at] the high ridge”. Samuel Lewis’s A Topographical Dictionary of England, published in 1848, states that Heanor parish “abounds with coal and ironstone, both worked extensively, the collieries alone affording employment to more than 2000 persons. The town is pleasantly situated upon an eminence, on the road from Derby to Mansfield. The principal articles of manufacture are silk and cotton goods, hosiery, and bobbinet lace, providing occupation to about 800 persons.” The parish then covered 7,000 acres (2,800 ha) and was in the union of Basford and the hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, with Heanor town itself covering 1,500 acres (610 ha) with 3,058 inhabitants.