Space4 is a community project run by people from St Michael and All Angels Church based in an accessible location on the ground floor of library on the main shopping street in the town of Houghton-le-Spring.
Run by a paid co-ordinator and 30 volunteers Space4 seeks to provide a safe space, a listening ear and advice and guidance to those in need.
Open 4 days a week between 10am-2pm and on Saturdays from 2-4pm Space4 operates discreet sessions as well as a drop-in.
We work in partnership with other local community organisations: Gentoo – the housing association, the local Councillor, the Police and a Solicitor have all used the premises to run sessions with local people.
The focus at Space4 is on supporting the isolated and needy to make positive changes in their own lives through listening, signposting to other services, social support and creating a sense of family.
Here are some of the activities we offer:
Space4 is a place for everyone. We offer space to be with people, to talk, to listen and to join in with activities. Our drop-in runs throughout our regular opening times.
A comfortable place to talk, knit and share with others. This women-only group meets outside of our normal drop in hours.
Mondays 1:30 – 4:00pm
Dominoes, history, politics, the weekend’s football news – Space4 Blokes is a place for lively discussion and making friends with refreshments provided. We also enjoy trips out.
Thursdays 11:00am – 1:00pm
From ceramics and crochet to card-making and paper crafts, We regularly run free courses and workshops. Along with gaining skills, you can make friends, improve your self confidence and be amazed at what you can achieve. Check Facebook for details of our current courses.
Need help with the internet? We run a free troubleshooting session on Tuesdays, and regular events to help you get online and use smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30pm (please phone to confirm)
This Saturday afternoon social group meets for conversation, quizzes and games. We also enjoy trips out and spend Christmas afternoon together.