Working together in partnership.
Space2 is a small but robust charity with a dynamic, pro-active staff team and a skilled and committed Board.
We’re constantly seeking out new opportunities and responding to the challenges. And the current economic climate is indeed a challenge. Orion has been one of the responses.
The Orion Partnership is a consortium of four like-minded organisations, Space2, Feel Good Factor, Shantona Women’s Centre and Zest, based and working in East North East Leeds, sharing common values and organisational cultures and with almost forty years direct experience in our communities. Formally launched in October 2012, the partnership has been twelve months in the forging, and has included a number of joint events for staff and trustees including a Staff Away Day and a Trustees Twilight session.
Orion is committed to working with young people who are setting out on their career paths, supporting them to gain experience and a track record. In 2012 we held a competition for final year Design students at Leeds Metropolitan University to create our branding. The winning design is at the top of the page, designed by Dane Chadwick.
Orion Well Man Programme
In 2015 we began the Orion Well Man Programme, funded by the Tudor Trust. This has seen the four Orion partners develop activities for men across East / North East Leeds. Seven men’s groups form the core of our activity, offering a relaxed environment to chat and share, and acting as a springboard on to other activities.
“I’m glad I came today, it’s really cheered me up”
We offer supportive staff, free meals or refreshments, and occasional trips such as bushcraft or theatre trips.
The men from the different groups come together for one-off projects such as badminton tournaments, the MenFM project [link] and International Men’s Day.
We also promote peer support and offer the chance for men to share their skills and experiences with professionals and fellow men alike.
For more information contact Damian Dawtry, Men’s Engagement Worker, on 07981 755328 or firstname.lastname@example.org