Space (Aylesbury)

IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

WHO WE ARE

If you are going through difficult times, you are not alone. Everyone experiences difficult times once in a while.

You may feel alone and isolated. These times can be difficult and even traumatic, Space can offer support. We support people who are going through relationship difficulties, depression, bereavement, unemployment, mental health problems, loneliness, or any combination of these issues.

We can support you by providing:
• A safe place to unwind and think
• Someone who will listen to you in confidence and without judgement
• Information about other organisations
• A chance to meet others.

Comments from professionals about the service Space provides

  • 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)
  • There is always someone to help the people of Aylesbury. (Anon).

OUR APPROACH

What can you expect from Space?

  • A free and confidential listening service.
  • Information about other sources of support and help.
  • The opportunity to come to a drop in.
  • Trained and friendly listeners who can give you time in a quiet area, away from the group if this is what you want.
  • Time to enjoy the company of others, have a chat and enjoy company.
  • A counselling service.

There is no fixed charge but, if you are able, we do ask you to make a donation.

Our Mission

To provide support and care to adults in Aylesbury Vale going through difficult times for whatever reason(s).
We provide:
  • 5 Weekly group drop-ins.
  • A weekly term-time choir.
  • An affordable one to one counselling service.
  • Are starting a weekly walking group.
  • Opportunities to volunteer.

Our Objectives

  • To increase beneficiaries overall wellbeing (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual).
  • To reduce beneficiaries social isolation.
  • To increase beneficiaries confidence and independence.
  • To give opportunities to (re)gain life skills that can result in future volunteering and paid employment.
So we are a charity. Space is open to all regardless of faith, age, sex, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Our Story

Space first started in 1987 with one Sunday drop-in at St. Mary’s Church. It has grown organically and in response to the need presented. In 2017 we were awarded a Dignity and Respect Award by Buckinghamshire County Council. In the same year we were the Aylesbury Town Mayor’s ‘charity’ of the year. In 2018 we became a registered charity.

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