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!

Bike Club

At Space Inclusive we have loads of great ways to engage our clients, and one at our Workspace site in Sherwood is the bike club.

The premise is really simple, it aims to help our clients learn more about bikes, whether it’s maintaining and repairing them, or riding them. The skills clients gain are numerous, from problem solving and team-work skills to some practical and vocational experience that can be used if clients are taking the next step to paid employment.

Our support worker, Dave Bevan, says “All the clients in the bike club get a huge amount out of it. They are learning new skills and are developing a real interest in bikes”.