Hey my name is Chloe and I’ve been working at space since January 2017. I’ve enjoyed my time here so much already, working at space is so much fun and I really do enjoy making everybody smile and laugh. I’ve always wanted to do care work since I was 14 and I feel very passionate about my job and working at space has really made me come out of my shell and made me a very determined person.
Lucy is a Support Worker, located mainly at our Mansfield Street site. She’s been working over the past few months on an exciting allotment project which is gradually taking shape.
I have been an Occupational Therapist (OT) for many years and have a particular interest in Learning Disabilities, Autism and Asperger’s.
My skills as an OT enable me to understand the importance of engagement in occupation, promoting independence and community participation.
What is so great about Space Inclusive is that there are such varied activities and opportunities for people to get involved in.
In my spare time I enjoy gardening on my allotment and cooking the produce from it!
I am an example of how clients at Space Inclusive can progress and do brilliant things they didn’t imagine they’d ever do when they first attended. I started attending Space Inclusive at Mansfield Woodhouse a few years ago, on Wednesday mornings. I enjoyed my time as a client and my confidence increased, especially as I helped out other clients as well. It was always my intention to move into work and, encouraged by one of the Partners, David, I started thinking about a job at somewhere like Space Inclusive perhaps! I found out I enjoyed working with others to help with their confidence, as space had helped with mine. I gained enough confidence to attend college whilst still attending Work Space one day a week. As I finished my time at college an Apprentice role came up at Mansfield Woodhouse David suggested I apply…and I got it!. My role as an Apprentice Support Worker includes taking on small groups of clients and helping out with activities. I also provide support for Lucy and Daisy, the other two staff members at Mansfield Woodhouse. I am enjoying my role at Grove Street, An Apprenticeship at Space will be a great start to my career!
Hello my name is Satty. I have always worked in a care setting, firstly with the elderly and then with children with behavioural difficulties. Since working at Space I have fallen in love with the job; the service users bring a smile to my face and always brighten up the day. I have found great joy in helping others, by empowering them to become more independent and gain valuable life skills.
I have a degree in sociology and, although this has been very useful in my career, my main passion lies with music, art and creativity. I enjoy keeping active, reading and going to the cinema.
Having completed a degree in Primary Education I have always known that my goals and aspirations in life have been to help others develop and reach their full potential. Moving away from the teaching path, I worked as a senior in a children’s residential home; working with children and young adults with behavioral difficulties.
Applying for the Space Inclusive company, has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have never enjoyed a job role so much, and that’s down to the fantastic service users and colleagues that I work with each day. Everyday brings a smile to my face and I hope that my experiences and knowledge continue to support the service users ongoing development and empower them to become more independent.
I believe there is no limit to an individuals potential, with this in mind, I approach each day with the attitude that anything is possible.
After graduating, I started out in photography before working in various roles including as an assistant bar manager and for a ticket service provider, where I worked at events around the country. My years doing this made me realise that I wanted to work with people in a more vocational role, so I then started working first as a residential worker and later a community support worker. After moving back to Nottingham I started volunteering at Space before being offered a position. I find working at space very rewarding and enjoy working in a way that encourages independence, social inclusion and decision making as well as teaching valuable life skills.
I began working for Space Inclusive initially as supply staff, having very little previous experience. As cliché as it sounds, I always wanted to make a difference to individual’s lives and help them achieve their potential. I soon became Full Time staff because I loved working with such wonderful people. I can share my creative talents and encourage others to improve their confidence and social skills along the way, through the many up-cycling and design projects we do here. I also have some experience in anxiety management and over the last few months have been running a Mindfulness session every week, which has proved a success!