Everyone needs support at some point in their lives and SafeSpace is here to support young people to make positive choices, gain independent living skills and develop the emotional resilience they need to move onto lead successful and fulfilling lives.
Support can be difficult to define because it covers a wide range of activities. When SafeSpace refers to support it includes:
- Helping young people to make their own choices, we will never make those choices for you.
- Listening to how the young person feels, and what they have to say about something.
- Explaining what options are available and what the outcomes of those options are likely to be.
- Explaining what barriers might prevent a young person from achieving something, and how they can overcome those barriers.
- Explaining how and why other people may react in a particular way to a young person’s behaviour.
- Being a role model for positive behaviour.
- Empowering and motivating young people to set and reach their goals.
Whilst you are at SafeSpace you will have your own support plan and personal development plan (PDP). Staff will support you to meet the targets that you will set for yourself with the help of staff and you will be given many opportunities to reflect on your SafeSpace journey.
Detailed information about living at SafeSpace Pendle is available in our resident handbook which is available to download here. Detailed information about living at SafeSpace Rossendale is available to download here.If you are considering a referral to SafeSpace, and have a question about our service, you can contact us on 01282 619192 for Pendle or 01706212894 for Rossendale.
Training and Education
Whilst living at SafeSpace you will be supported to take part in some form of appropriate education, training, work placement or personal development opportunities. This doesn’t mean we will make you sign up to any old college course that is not appropriate to your personal development.
Working together with the designated “education champions” within SafeSpace we will identify appropriate education, training, work placement or personal development opportunities that meet your particular need not ours.
We have excellent working relationship with a number of training & education agencies which give us up to date information of all personal development opportunities in the local area. This will give you the chance to make the most appropriate choice for you to further your education whilst in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment.
We also have internal training opportunities that will allow you to gain further qualification through project such as the ME Project, Passport 2 Housing & Learning Curve Workshops.
We also have monthly workshops on different topics to ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information on the relevant monthly subject. We deliver a number of workshop ranging from Sexual Health, Mental Health & Oral Health to Domestic Violence, Equality & Drugs and Alcohol.
Communal Areas – Pendle
There is a communal lounge with television and pool table for use by young people staying within the emergency ensuite units . There is also a communal kitchen with use of a washer/dryer.
We have a communal lounge that is available to all young people living in the self contained flats. This communal space allows for socialising and activities including film nights, pool tournaments, board games, as well as hosting external agencies that come in to offer services or support. Fully furnished including a pool table and table football. Residents meetings are also held in the lounge on a weekly basis.
We also have a communal arts, crafts and music activity room. It hosts a piano, drum kit and guitar along with various arts and crafts facilities for use by everyone. Arts and crafts activities held include; canvas painting, card mating, creative CV’s and support planning, egg decorating, collages, sewing and weaving, knitting graffiti art, word art and clothes making.
For those staying within the self contained flats we also provide laundry facilities of washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. Cost for this use is included in your service charge.