Other sources of support

Some links to other organisations in or around Aylesbury you may find helpful:

Age UK– help people in later life to have fun, keep well, participate and contribute.  We are committed to services and activities that promote healthy ageing and wellbeing, and tackle loneliness and isolation.

AHAG – Aylesbury Homeless Action Group

Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse – can help by providing free furniture, household goods, baby equipment, soft furnishings and clothing for people in the Vale of Aylesbury geographical area – who  struggle financially. One-off food parcels are for those in dire financial difficulties, who are referred by local agencies.

Aylesbury Women’s Aid – help and support from women for women being abused by their partners.

Buckinghamshire Mind – is an independent charity working to support and represent people with mental health needs in the local community.

Carers Bucks – supports carers of all ages and in different caring roles by providing support, advocacy, information and advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau – for free, independent and confidential advice

Counselling Directory for names and information of qualified and chartered counsellors and Psychotherapists in or near to Aylesbury.

Cruse Bereavement Care – offers bereavement counselling  on a one-to-one basis either in your own home or in a counselling room for as long as it is needed.

ENRYCH – enables adults with a physical disability to enjoy leisure and learning opportunities through partnership with a volunteer.

Oasis – support for anyone whose life is affected by their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

POhWER – provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

Prevention Matters – a new service working across health, social care and the voluntary sector to help people before they reach crisis point

Rape Crisis – for victims of abuse

Relate – for relationship difficulties

Samaritans – talk any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

Saneline – works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Their aims are  to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness.

Thames Valley Police – the local police service.

 

Testimonials

Space provides a vital source of support to Aylesbury in a time of much need in our town. (past Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr. Ranjula Takodra)

The Space project does very valuable work within the local community, providing support to many vulnerable people going through hard times for a variety of reasons. The one to one counselling sessions, weekly group drop ins and workshops run by Space help to give their users back a sense of self belief and the ability to work through their problems. (David Lidington, MP for Aylesbury)

Space is an excellent service, very valuable and much needed. It helped to have someone caring to talk to.

Comments

It provides me with a lot of company.

A place to go when you are feeling alone.

I used to come to Space as a member, seeking support when I was going through a very dark and lonely time. Now life is a lot easier to cope with for me and I enjoy working as a volunteer giving something back and helping others see some light too.

It feels like an air-pocket, a light-house, an oasis. It’s the only space where i feel being loved unconditionally, where my mind and soul are nourished, where i get to know my own humility and others. It is my most effective ‘anti-depressant’ without the harmful side effects. Life without Space? It would feel like being ‘homeless’!