SPACE:

for young people who have experienced one adult hurting another adult in their home

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Happy Teens

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.

 
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MAY UPDATE

Nearly half way already... but so much awesome stuff still to come!

SPACE has been awarded another year of funding from the Harpur Trust so we can continue to deliver SPACE in Bedford. We are incredibly grateful to the trust for their continued support of our project. 

SPACE has now established a focus group (made up of a member of each planet) that meets once a month to share their thoughts about SPACE. They have been developing an animation about SPACE and who it is for... we hope to be able to share it with you very soon. 

We have said a sad farewell to Saturn who have all reached adulthood and are now willing to give up their time to volunteer with us. Jupiter began with ten weeks of dance which they have thoroughly enjoyed and the remaining planets have been busy cooking, bouncing and swimming! 

 

COVID UPDATE

SPACE is currently operating face to face. 

For more information about sessions this term please click here

Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID 19. 

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OUR PROVISION

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. 

SPACE: PLANETS

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.

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THERAPEUTIC GROUPS

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.

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THERAPEUTIC SPACE

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.

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HOLIDAY CLUB

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!

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SUN

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.

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CONTACT US


Project 229

227-229 Bedford Road

Kempston

Bedford

MK42 8DA

t: 01234 840880

m: 07545 753934

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