for young people who have experienced one adult hurting another adult in their home
WHO WE ARE
SPACE is designed specifically for young people who have experienced one adult hurting another adult in their home (often called domestic abuse). It focuses on:
Ensuring young people know they are not the only one to have experienced hurting at home.
Giving time for young people to be themselves, to have fun and to try out new things.
Providing opportunities for young people to work through their experiences if they want to.
To be referred to the service the young people must be aged 9-16 and living or going to school in Bedford Borough.
NEW DANCE GROUP
Starting on Tuesday 25th January
Sometimes it is hard to know what to say...
Dance therapy gives young people the opportunity to say something without using words and the chance to explore their memories, ideas and emotions through movement.
Sessions are fun, playful, light-hearted, and explore past, present and future in a safe space where young people are free to find their own way to move with no judgement using any style of dance.
This is a female only group funded by the Mark West Fund.
To refer a young person to the group please click here.
Thanks for being part of 2021 - We've had a ball!
What a year! We started off with giant inflatables and ended with swimming at Oasis.
Each Planet has taken part in a whole host of activities this year. Mars have baked cupcakes and met lot of animals, Saturn have had a go at DJing and tried Thai, Mercury have made fajitas and things explode, newest group Neptune have raced robots and attempted a spy mission and Venus are still playing their zombie game! We cannot wait to see what you get up to next year.
In addition, each group has now selected a representative for our new focus group SUN. All the groups came up with unique ways of deciding who would represent them; from penalty shoot outs to anonymous speeches. We hope SUN will help us make SPACE even better in 2022.
We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we will see you in January.
Please note we are slowly re starting our face to face work... It will look a little different to it used to.
We will keep you informed of all the changes right here.
Our new SPACE youth club 'planets' takes place over a fortnight at various locations in Kempston. There is 8 young people and two or three staff members in each group. At each session there are tutors running workshops and you can choose to join in with activities such as art, music, sport, cooking or science... or you can just hang out with friends.
Sometimes it is nice to be in a small group and work towards something together. Our next Therapeutic Group will be a dance therapy group for 9 - 16 year old females.
Are you struggling with something? Do you want to come to SPACE but don’t feel ready or able to? Do you get angry and don’t know what to do with it? You may need a little time and space. We can come to school, spend time with you and give you the chance to be in control of what you want to do.
Our holiday activities take place on Thursdays in the half term and summer holidays and are a great chance for us to get out and about!
Recently we have been trampolining, rock climbing, canoeing, to escape rooms and horse riding.
Our activity choices and ideas are led by the young people at SPACE. If there is something you really want to do – let us know! We want you to have some great days out with your friends!
Sun is made up of one member from each of our Planets. Each planet chooses their own representative. SUN meets monthly to talk about SPACE; what is good and not so good, they also help us plan for the future.