Last Friday afternoon Space Inclusive held a special Tea Party for charity. Clients were invited to have a cuppa and give a bit of money to Dementia UK as part of a national ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event.

Arranged by our client, Shannen, and with the help of others at our Radford Boulevard site, there were lovely cakes, tea and coffee. Shannen said she wanted to arrange the event because she’s always wanted to do something for charity, and she knew some people who had Dementia so understood how it affected people.

The afternoon was a real success. Clients and staff came from across all sites and raised a terrific £83.99 for Dementia UK.

Dementia UK will be using the money raised to help fund more Admiral Nurses to support families in local communities and to run their helpline, which is open seven days a week and is there for anyone with questions or concerns about dementia.

Location, Location, Location

Last year we made a really important decision to move our Mansfield Street service to a new location. Workspace, as Mansfield Street had been known, was the location for clients focussing on employment and skills. It was great but, due to the number of new clients, we needed a site that could better accommodate us.

We found a fantastic building in the Radford area – just off Radford Boulevard to be precise – that we moved into in late 2017.

The new site is very different to Mansfield Street in a number of respects, most especially in terms of the open plan nature of the building. That means we’ve got a more accessible space for big projects, such as the Bike Club.

James, the Manager at Radford Boulevard, has been really impressed by how smoothly everything has gone. “For me, the fact things have come together has been great.” He had some worries it might take a little while for some to adapt to the new site, however, as he says, “the resilience and speed of adaption has been brilliant.”

The new premises is a wonderful addition and in a very unique and culturally vibrant area of Nottingham, which hopefully will add to the special character of the new location.

Mansfield Street meanwhile hasn’t been neglected by any means. It is going to become our site for clients with more complex needs. It’s early days there but when we’re settled we’ll let you know!

In the meantime, we’ve still got a lot to do at the Radford site, but it’s already a hit with clients and staff alike!