Space inclusive is an East Midlands Social Enterprise that is committed to improving the lives of young adults aged 18 plus with learning disabilities, difficulties or Autism by providing appropriate and aspirational opportunities.
At our space we strive to empower people to be as self-determined and as independent as possible; whether that be looking for paid employment; making themselves snacks and meals or how and where to spend their leisure time. Activities we provide are delivered in small autism friendly, group settings by qualified and enthusiastic staff. These take place either onsite at one of four bases or in the community, with a maximum staff to service user ratio 1:4.
Referrals to us often come from social services or health providers for people who have a personal budget, however people can self-fund themselves.
We provide service users with the following:
- Day opportunities and sensory activities – bringing people together through shared aims, aspirations and interests.
- Activities we plan are wide ranging from arts and design, exploring outdoors, sport leisure, cooking…the list is endless!
- Skills for living – our in-house Occupational Therapist is on hand to assess a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks and to help develop skills such as money management, shopping, personal hygiene, cleaning, washing and cooking.
- Work Projects – we work with a range of employment partners who can provide work placements within their business.
People taking up these placements can be fully supported if required and are given help to apply for jobs and support them in attending work schemes such as The Princes Trust.
For those just starting off, one of our in-house work enterprises helps to give people a useful insight about what it is like in a workplace.
Social Skills – we recognise that many people can struggle in social environments and therefore we can support them through a range of social settings – delivered in small groups with a 1:4 support ratio, with people who have shared interests. Mixing with like-minded people encourages social interaction, problem solving, new friendships and conflict resolution.
At Space Inclusive our flexible person centred approach enables us to design bespoke packages of support delivered to an individual’s requirements based in the community or from someone’s home. With our permanent onsite and experienced Occupational Therapist we are able to implement measurable programmes of support to reflect a person’s needs and enable them to increase their independence.
- Advice and support, Day care and day services, Education, learning and employment, Health and wellbeing, Leisure and recreation