EXPERIENCE STEP UP, SAFE SPACE CIC
Aims: The Overall aim of our community group Step-up, Safe Space is to address unmet health needs, both physical and emotional, in a holistic way, that are not been address by other agencies in New Milton and all surrounding areas. In addition to provide individualised self-sooth and sensory boxes for adult and children with sensory disorders. And to also address practical needs with food, clothes and small household goods. We are a none profit making organisation run by volunteers.
Background and our history:
We are a community support group, primarily in New Milton, but covering all surrounding areas, called Step up, Safe Space, we formed in November 2020 and became a community interest company on the 19/01/21 our number is: 13143815.
The Directors background is as a family crisis support officer and two main volunteers who support in the running and development of the group have vast experience of public health nursing and in early years care and education.
To offer advice re obtaining support on unmet health issues, including mental health issues, ensuring food needs are met adequately, ensuring all safeguarding issues including domestic abuse concerns, are referred to the appropriate agencies within national guidelines. The group has a designated safeguarding lead.
To also offer practical support with referrals to other community groups, like the New Forest basic food bank. To ensure all donated food is effectively delivered to those in need and donated food is not wasted. This includes delivering to those currently in isolation and those currently suffering from the virus. And other support services including dropping off shopping and collecting and delivering prescriptions.
To also promote community cohesion with a sense of community pride, by enabling easy donation of quality goods from the local community. These are distributed to those that would benefit from the donations, across the area by members of the team. These donations are food, clothes, all baby and children’s items and small household items ( electrical items are PAT tested.)
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference
Furthering our cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.
FOOD, HOUSEHOLD AND CLOTHING DONATION DROP-OFF
Still accepting food and toiletries but household and clothing suspended due to covid unless specifically requested on our Facebook Group 'step up, safe space' 🫂
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
COMMUNITY DROP IN
WATCH THIS SPACE
SUSS SENSORY AND SELF-SOOTH BOXES
*Self sooth box
*Mental health crisis box
The SUSS box is a project was designed to enable sensory support to individuals these can be a particular benefit during times of distress.
The items in the box promote distraction, emotion regulation, self-care and self-soothing. The SUSS box is a positive asset to anyone who suffers from distress as of a result of the following: ASD,ADHD, Mental health issues and stress. These boxes are expensive to make and rely a lot on public donations. if you require a SUSS box will ask for a MINIMUM of £5 plus postage if not local to us.
“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”