The ASPIRE Programme
To build skills required to engage in meaningful occupation over time.
You will find the following information out about the sessions run through The ASPIRE Programme:
- My Journey
- Stepping Stones
- Moving Forward
- Men’s Lunch Club
- Hut Scribes
- Hut Made -Social Enterprise
- Members Development Committee
- Next steps
What is The ASPIRE Programme?
Our Service Manager Emma started at The Hut in 2015 and after talking with members realised that some of them were interested in learning and develop skills around meaningful occupation.
My Journey launched in September 2015 and has seen over 30 members be part of our initial programme.
September 2019 sees the start of more groups and the launch of The ASPIRE Programme, after a successful pilot of Stepping Stones.
A supported open discussion-based group to develop social skills
The group is on a Tuesday 10.15-11.30
You don’t have to book to attend just turn up to a session that interests you. With all groups they are friendly and very welcoming and open ended, meaning you can come for as long as you are getting something from them. We also go on trips too!
Some of the topics covered are:
- Healthy eating and exercise
- Families and friendships
- Independence and safety
- Confidence building
For those who have completed sessions in My Journey and have expressed a goal to continue specific skills building.
The group is on a Tuesday 10.15-11.30
You must complete one set of My Journey to move on to this group
These sessions focus more on lifeskills, problem solving and everyday life experiences that can be shared in a safe environment and build confidence whilst still having fun.
1-1 guidance and support tailed to the individual to engage in meaningful occupation.
There are 3 levels to the Moving Forward Programme. Members will have a Mentor to support them through the programme and give advice in all aspects of meaningful occupation.
- Level 1- First Steps:
- Level 2- Meaningful Occupation
- Level 3- Work Experience
Level 1 – First Steps
This is for members who want to dip their toes in to something new but are unsure of what. This is a good place to start, your Mentor will support, guide and develop your confidence for as long as you need.
This can be completed alongside My Journey or on its own.
When you are ready to move on you will get that support from Emma and the team in accessing the next level.
Level 2 – Meaningful Occupation
This is for those members who want to develop those skills learnt in Level 1.You will complete the Moving Forward Level 2 Passport alongside your Meaningful Occupation – this will be fun, interactive and supportive.
Feeling ready to move on and with lots of knowledge and support from your mentor and having a good understanding of what work experience means you will explore different pathways to gain that experience before you move on to our next steps, if and when you’re ready.
Areas of interest could be:
- Hut Made
- Games Day
Men’s Lunch Club
The aim of men’s group is for The Hut to offer a confidential safe space for the male members to talk about anything. It is a non-judgmental space where each member can challenge one another in a respectful safe environment, express feelings and offer help to others.
Men’s group is open to all men searching for a welcoming sanctuary of safety and understanding. The only requirements are compassion, honesty, integrity, fun and respect.
Tuesday 11.45-12.45 Facilitated by Jonny – Activity Coordinator
A light lunch is provided
We have a very informal Creative Writing Workshop at The Hut. The aim of the session is to have light hearted fun and a first step in to relaxed writing.
Within the session everyone is encouraged and included.
We have had guest authors in to help us bring out our creativity and gave us ideas on writing.
Exploring being creative, its not always about writing we do so much more, plays, countdown, drawing activities!
Interested in helping make our Hut Made items that we sell as part of The ASPIRE Programme?
You could do this whilst on the Moving Forward programme.
We also hold craft stalls at the York Hospital and in the community of York, this could be an area you might want to help with.
There are also behind the scenes if you prefer that too!
Members Development Committee
1st Thursday of every month
In the Mini Hubble
For those who are ready to move on or want to work on specific areas we will hold one off workshops:
• CV writing
• Interview skills
• Computer skills
• Creative Writing
• First Aid
• Guest Speakers
These will be published on our Website, Social Media and Flyers will be in the Mini Hubble.
Whist we offer you lots to get involved in at The Hut and through The ASPIRE Programme we appreciate that you might want to move on, we will offer advice and guidance to support you in that journey and for you to know that our door is always open.
You can find the full text of this document in The ASPIRE Programme Booklet