Bedspace are Proud to be Joint Sponsors of the Cumbria Women of the Year Award 2022!

30 06 22

Bedspace Resource Ltd are delighted to be joint sponsors of the 2022 Cumbria Woman of the Year Award.

 

We are delighted to have Sue Kaveney as our Director of People and Charities. Sue has retained her home in Carlisle but works flexibly between our offices and as the 2017 …

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BBC News: Wales Basic Income: Pilot Will Give Care Leavers £19,000 a Year

28 06 22

Interesting to hear the news today that from July 1st more than 500 18-year-old care leavers in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month to support them into adult life.

 

The pilot from the Welsh government has raised questions on whether this income will benefit these individuals in the …

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Bedspace Celebrates Pride with Bridget Newham!

24 06 22

Celebrating Pride with Bridget Newham! 🏳️‍🌈

 

This week we spoke to Bridget, one of our fantastic Outreach Team Leaders, about what Pride means to them and how they supported the identity of the young individuals they worked with!

 

"For me, Pride month highlights the acceptance of society …

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Bedspace Celebrates Pride with Kyle Hall!

23 06 22

Celebrating Pride with Kyle Hall! 🏳️‍🌈

 

This week we spoke to Kyle, one of our amazing Housing Officers, about what Pride means to them, some amazing LGBTQ+ charities that they follow and support and some advice for those who may be struggling with their identity.

 

"Pride month …

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Bedspace Celebrates Pride Month 2022!

21 06 22

We here at Bedspace hope that everyone is having an amazing Pride Month so far and continues to feel the love and celebration of diversity not only for this month but every second, minute, day, week and year moving forward.

 

Pride is about inclusion, that no matter who you …

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Pauline O'Connar talks about her views on the recent National Care Review 2022!

16 06 22

The National Care Review 2022 was released recently detailing the LGA’s priorities and action plans for better supporting Children and Families in care. 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Pauline O’Connar (our Deputy Children’s Home Manager) has spoken to us about her initial reflection on this review:

"I really …

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Bedspace Discusses Men's Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

14 06 22

“Anxiety and depression are the most common challenges for men today,” affirms Mary Spillane, Clinical Psychologist and Headspace App’s Mental Health Expert. “Men tend to be less likely to seek professional support than women, which can also lead to challenges around managing their mental health.”

 

In the UK, around …

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Bedspace have joined Instagram!

09 06 22

We're excited to announce that we are now on Instagram!

 

We hope you'll follow us there at @bedspaceresource, as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn so that you can keep up with everything Bedspace-related: job openings, property updates, news and much more.

 

We'd love to hear what future …

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How to Welcome Ukrainian Refugees into Your Home

07 06 22

Aisling White, Head of Service Delivery for Supported Accommodation at Bedspace

 

If you are one of the many families choosing to welcome Ukrainian refugees into your home, there are many things to consider to help make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible for both you and the Ukrainians …

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Things to Consider When Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees into Your Home

31 05 22

We know that many people in the UK have signed up for the government's Homes for Ukraine scheme to support Ukrainian people coming into the UK.

 

We have 22 years of experience supporting asylum seekers setting up life in the UK, and so understand that there are several things …

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Bedspace 2022 Fundraiser Update | Congratulations to Andrew Brooks & Thomas Culshaw!

24 05 22

I hope you all join us in saying a huge "CONGRATULATIONS!" to our very own Andrew Brooks & Thomas Culshaw MARLA for successfully completing the Great Manchester 10K Run over the weekend with a brilliant time of 0:48:05!

 

They volunteered in this run as part of the Bedspace's 2022 …

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New Careers Opportunities within Bedspace's Children's Residential Team!

19 05 22

Meet James McGill, our Deputy Manager of our new Children's Residential Service, based close to the town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands!

We are currently looking for:
4x Residential Care Staff
4x Senior Residential Care Staff

We can offer a competitive salary, full training, a high street employee discount …

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Bedspace Attends GBS Job Fair in Manchester!

17 05 22

We want to say a huge thank you to our friends over at GBS Global Applied Knowledge for inviting us to the GBS Job Fair today!

Our very own Mark Goodson (Team Leader for Outreach, Manchester), Jessica McGregor (Recruitment Officer) and Megan Gardner (Marketing & Business Development) had a wonderful …

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Mental Health Awareness Week | Bedspace to Start Mental Health Champions Initiative

12 05 22

🧠 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 🧠

 

Mental Health is such an important factor in the daily support we, at Bedspace, provide to the individuals we work alongside and also within our teams internally.

 

This is why we are happy to announce the introduction of a new internal initiative …

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Bedspace Partners with We Love MCR Charity | Manchester Rising Stars Fund!

14 04 22

We here at Bedspace are excited to announce our partnership with We Love MCR Charity in Manchester!

 

This partnership with our Manchester Teams will involve encouraging our young people to apply for a Rising Stars Grant with the charity to provide them with a broader horizon of which to …

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Bedspace Fundraiser 2022 Update!

22 03 22

We are so pleased to announce that so far we have raised £3,330 in our 2022 Fundraiser towards Mind Charity, WWF (as part of the 10 Peaks Challenge) & The Bedspace Trust (to raise funds for those Post-18 Young People who need extra support that is not provided by Local …

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Bedspace Continues Expansion Into Children’s Residential

15 03 22

We are happy to announce the expansion of our Children Home Service with the addition of Pauline O’Connar as Children's Home Manager and James McGill as Deputy Manager!

 

These welcome additions to the Bedspace Family will be vital in supporting us as we open our first children’s home in …

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FSB Awards North West 2022 Results!

14 03 22

💙 Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards 2022 💙

 

We here at Bedspace were so proud to be amongst so many brilliant small businesses who are taking the North West by storm; overcoming the challenges of the last few years and coming out stronger than ever.

 

Leon Olisa …

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200 Team Milestone!

10 03 22

We are happy to announce that we have reached a 200 staff milestone!

 

Earlier this year we had a press release stating that we wanted to increase our team by 100 in the next 2 years. From looking at our recent growth - this may happen even sooner!

  …

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International Women's Day 2022 at Team Bedspace!

08 03 22

We are delighted to celebrate #IWD2022 here at Bedspace. Over 58% of our team are women, many of them in Department Head and Leadership roles and we are especially proud to celebrate their success! We have a team of strong, proud and passionate women and the photos below celebrate everything about …

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Why the Number of Children in Care is Increasing - and What We Can Do About It

03 03 22

Following a recent press release where our Head of Children's Residential Daniel Wilson spoke about the current increase of Children entering care. Today, he delves further into why this increase is happening and provides a more detailed overview of what we as an industry can do to prevent a further increase. …

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Good News Story | Bedspace Sponsors City of Liverpool U10s & U12s!

22 02 22

For this month's Good News Story, we have spoken to Wade Reid (our very own Team Manager for Group Living in Liverpool) about how Bedspace's sponsorship of the U10s & U12s has aided City of Liverpool FC in creating a space for all in football and providing them with the …

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Bedspace Fundraiser Announcement 2022!

18 02 22

Following the success of last year's Winter Campaign, Bedspace plans to surpass the amount raised (of £4865; with Bedspace matching donations to a grand total of £8000). This year we are aiming to raise £8000+ in donations! 

Donate Using This Link: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bedspace-marathon-fundraiser

Our very own Nick ThornhillAndrew Brooks …

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Bedspace Finalist for 2022 North West FSB Community Award

10 02 22

We are so pleased to announce that we are the 2022 North West Finalist for the FSB Community Award!

 

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More information about the Community Award:

This is the category for businesses who partake in initiatives that support their local community, including apprenticeships or makes a positive …

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The Post-18 Cliff Edge

03 02 22

What Happens Post-18?

We are an organisation committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable people. In 1999 we began working to house unaccompanied asylum seekers, in Blackpool, and since then we’ve supported more than 20,000 individuals.

 

More than 20 years later our services include solo/solo-enhanced living, group living …

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Children in Care Crisis | More Children in Care – the Causes, Issues, and Solution

01 02 22

Our Head of Children's Residential Support, Daniel Wilson, has spoken about the ongoing rise of children in care in the UK.

 

In this article, he talks about why these cases are increasing, what the children's care sector currently looks like and potential solutions such as the investment in …

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2021 Bedspace Highlights

27 01 22

With 2022 underway, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at all the success and hard work of our Team across 2021.

With more exciting projects and plans for continued growth, we can't wait to see what 2022 holds for us.

A special thank you to each and …

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Bedspace to Create 100 New Jobs in the North by 2024

24 01 22

An exciting period of growth for the Bedspace Family! 

It has been a challenging few years not just within our sector but across the board, and with that, we are so happy to announce our plans to build upon our current services, find new ways to support the Young People …

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New Trainer Flat Service | Now in Stockport!

14 01 22

Following the huge success of the establishment of our Trainer Flats Service in Liverpool, we are excited to announce that this new service is now available in Stockport!

 

What is a Trainer Flat? 🏡

It is a purpose-built small complex, with self-contained accommodation with on-site staff support available 24/7. …

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Bedspace Winter Homeless Campaign 2021 | Final Donation Total!

11 01 22

With 2022 underway and the donation window closed for our Homeless Winter Campaign of 2021 we wanted to provide our final donation total.

 

We have been completely overwhelmed by the level of generosity displayed by so many within the community across all areas of the charities that we will …

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Bedspace Awarded Best Community Housing Organisation 2021

11 01 22

Santa came a little early this year to the Bedspace office with a new award to add to our collection. This award demonstrates all the hard work and dedication our staff have towards the Young People they support each and every day! 

We are so excited to see what 2022 …

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Winter Homeless Appeal December 2021

23 12 21

With Christmas around the corner, we wanted to inform everyone of the recent donation total for the Bedspace Winter Homeless Campaign 2021 of...🥁🥁🥁 £4,605!
https://lnkd.in/emKUkXW2

We are overwhelmed by the success and generosity of those who have supported the campaign so far that we have extended the donation submission date …

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Festive Donations | Good News Stories

20 12 21

Below is an update across our offices about the festive donations we have made and received this year!

In the article we speak about the generosity of the wider community who donated to Cash for Kids campaign 'Mission Christmas' who have been able to provide presents for so many of …

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Bedspace Winter Homeless Campaign 2021 | Donation Update

08 12 21

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated so far to our Winter Homeless Campaign; with a current total of...💥£2,575💥

When this campaign started, Bedspace promised to match each region that reached £500 in donations and there are still some regions that are yet …

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Appointment of Daniel Wilson | Head of Children's Services

29 11 21

With the recent appointment of Daniel Wilson as our Head of Children's Residential, he has spoken to Business Insider about why he chose Bedspace for his next career step:

 

"It was clear after meeting the team at Bedspace that it is an ethical organisation that aligns with my views …

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Bedspace Volunteering Program | Sue Kaveney & the Poppy Appeal

11 11 21

Bedspace are proud to be launching their Employee Volunteering policy which will allow all team members 1 day per year to support a charity of their choice. In advance of this our Director of People and Charities, Sue Kaveney, has continued her voluntary work with the Royal British Legion during …

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Bedspace in Collaboration with FareShare in Liverpool | Good News Story

25 10 21

Some great work from our Liverpool office who have been working alongside FareShare UK to redistribute food amongst our service users every week in the North West!

This has the benefit of reducing food waste whilst also providing healthy alternatives, on a budget, in our quest to support our service …

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20 Year Anniversary of Supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children!

18 10 21

In honour of our 20 years of supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC); we have put together a video, on our new Youtube channel, which provides an overview of Bedspace, the service we provide and testimonials from our current service users:

Asylum Seekers | How Bedspace Can Help


Our …

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Northern Enterprise Awards 'Best Community Housing Organisation 2021' Winners!

12 10 21

We are proud to announce that we are winners of the Northern Enterprise Awards for 'Best Community Housing Organisation 2021'!

We are delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of our staff in our efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable people have been recognised with this prestigious …

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Bedspace Homeless Campaign

29 03 21

Before Christmas and over the last couple of weeks  we have been handing out bags to the homeless and couldn’t of done this without the support of Bedspace staff! We have received some fantastic feedback and pictures that we would like to share with everyone.

https://gopro.com/v/Jb4yz2vkXPND1

Let's continue this great …

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Bedspace Homeless Winter Appeal

07 12 20

Bedspace are hoping to progress a winter shoe box initiative for the homeless across the North West and Yorkshire. This is our first year doing this but we hope to make this an annual initiative that can only progress with more local businesses on board.

At present our thoughts are …

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Bedspace Supporting the End to Holiday Hunger

16 11 20

Bedspace is proud to have sponsored Mahdlo’s holiday hunger campaign This week we’ve helped to hand out 1300 packed lunches, done 60 home deliveries, donations from 10 local businesses, had an MP Jim McMahon & Sean Fielding Leader of Oldham Council Volunteer, we’ve had 125k views on our video with …

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Promising new partnership with Thrive!

16 11 20

Bedspace would like to thank Liverpool Outreach Worker Laura Benn Richardson for her passion, commitment and hard work in setting this beneficial partnership up. Hopefully it’s the start of something positive and just one of many more to come.

Thrive is a dedicated space that will hold valuable resourses for …

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Bedspace Wins Award

16 11 20

Hi Chris

First and foremost, I do hope you and your team are well. 

I just wanted to follow up and see whether you received the good news, announcing that you have been successful in the 2020 Northern Enterprise Awards.

If not, I can confirm that you have been …

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Skills Funding

11 08 20

In 2019 Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) commissioned an online matchmaking Apprenticeship Service.  The scheme was launched to ensure that larger organisations transfer up to 25% of their unspent apprenticeship levy to small medium enterprises who do not qualify for skills funding.  The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK tax on employers which can …

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Bedspace Positive Partnerships with Landlords in the North West, Yorkshire and Lancashire!

29 07 20

Bedspace have a long and established positive relationship with a wide range of Landlords and Letting Agents across the North West , Yorkshire and Lancashire. We are always looking for high quality properties, and Landlords who care about the positive impact Bedspace have on the young people we re house. …

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Bedspace Pandemic Blog June 2020

29 06 20

Bedspace has been adapting to new ways of working in response to the current pandemic. Our outreach support has been continuing, with the help of personal protective equipment and staff creativity and dedication.

Bedspace has group living accommodation for young people age 16+ with staff on site 24 hours. One …

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Mental Health Awareness Week

20 05 20

We are actively supporting mental health week at Bedspace. We are releasing a mental health news article every day this week for our staff following the theme of kindness.

 

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Letter to all Staff

27 04 20

Nick Thornhill, Managing Director has sent a letter to all staff thanking them personally for their support and is proud that we have continued to provide the high levels of support to our young people.

 

Dear Staff Member

Just a few months ago, little did we know what changes …

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Bedspace Brand Launch

15 04 20

Bedspace launched our website and new branding in Autumn of 2019, to coincide with our 20th anniversary celebrations. We were conscious that we did not want to lose the name Bedspace, or stray too far away from the logo and colours customers, staff and clients knew and recognised. We were …

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Bedspace Covid-19 Update

18 03 20

Bedspace Covid-19 Update

As a provider of accommodation and support to a range of vulnerable service users, Bedspace take our commitment to minimising the spread of Covid-19 extremely seriously, and we wanted to offer reassurance that continuing our services delivery at the difficult time, is paramount to us.

To ensure that …

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Bedspace 20th year celebrations

04 10 19

Bedspace celebrated their 20th anniversary with a roadshow for all staff. Long-serving staff were presented with gifts and all staff received new Bedspace merchandise. Bedspace has evolved and we have launched our new mission statement which is 'transforming the lives of vulnerable people'. 

To coincide with our celebrations, our website …

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Westminster Visit

22 07 19

On June 19th, Bedspace travelled to Westminster to meet with Ann Coffey MP, to discuss the 16-18 supported accommodation sector for vulnerable young people. We discussed the risks of poor quality accommodation, the potential of child sexual and criminal exploitation, and a lack of support for those young people in …

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Bedspace Sponsors Mahdlo at the 3 Peaks Challenge

22 07 19

Bedspace was proud to sponsor Mahdlo at the Saddleworth 3 Peaks Challenge on Saturday 6th July. Nicola Patterson, Laura Dalton, Felicity Johnson-Standley, Mark Wilson, Mark Goodson and Chris Wareing represented Bedspace on the day and successfully completed the challenge. Chris is the Chair of Mahdlo, Oldham's Youth Zone and our Operations …

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