An outstanding achievement

A Space Inclusive employee was shortlisted for an award from the Chesterfield College Group, where she has been doing an Apprenticeship. This award focussed on specific individuals who had made progress regardless of adversities.

Daisy explained what the award was about:

“The award was called Inspiration Award. My tutor, Gabriela, nominated me…sadly I didn’t get the final award but was shortlisted out of a lot of people so it’s still a great result.”

Since starting work at Space Inclusive Daisy has become an integral member of the Space Inclusive team over at our Mansfield Woodhouse site. “I adore working for Space, I have amazing colleagues…” she said, “…I couldn’t have got where I am today without them! I couldn’t have found a better place to work; I love every part of my job and I’m grateful for the opportunities Space has given me.”

David, one of the Partners who attended the ceremony said, on behalf of both himself and our other Partner, Richard:

“We are very proud of Daisy’s achievement, both throughout her Apprenticeship programme and in being nominated for this achievement award.”

Congratulations Daisy!

It’s Art…but not as we know it

Recently Richard, a client from our Mansfield Woodhouse Site with an interest and talent in all things Information Technology related, was selected to take part in a five-day development programme. ‘Getting started in Digital Arts’ was a course hosted by the Prince’s Trust and the Worksop based organisation First Art.

Richard worked hard; he kept his energy and enthusiasm all week, enjoying a fun and rewarding time improving his teamwork and communication skills. He built his self-confidence in his abilities to share his thoughts and ideas with the other young adults enrolled on the course.

They worked with the professional new media artist Rebecca Smith, learning about her work and the art of other digital and street artists. The group learned new skills to produce their own individual and group artwork using different digital media applications.

Richard will also receive three months’ support from the Prince’s Trust after the programme to help him look for training or volunteering experiences – and he might be busy supporting our team at Mansfield Woodhouse deliver new media art projects for clients!

Daisy

Staff-Daisy-GodberI started working at Space Inclusive as an Apprentice. Coming straight from school, my knowledge and skills about this sector were very limited but I knew this field was where I wanted to work. Mt inspiration for wanting to work with people who have learning disabilities came from a member of my family, as it had given me the feeling of wanting to help others.
Since working here each day gets better because of the guys we work with they are all unique and truly amazing they are the reason that I that love every part of my job and have no regrets about my career choice here at Space Inclusive.

Owen

Owen attends Space Inclusive at Mansfield Woodhouse for support in independence, social and home skills. He has gained many friends who in turn value his friendship. He now takes on responsibility of helping others for e.g. assisting other clients with measuring food items, helping when out shopping. Owen has worked on his independence and now travels independently to and from Space Inclusive. He has also taken trips further afield with his friends outside of Space travelling as far as Sheffield.

Owen has also been supported into a work placement at Cancer Research Charity Shop in Sutton in Ashfield. He has a huge passion for transport and we were able, with great thanks to Paul Ellis Auto’s at Huthwaite to secure him a work placement once a week at a car garage maintaining vehicles.