Spectrum people is a Wakefield based charity which develops and provides ‘meaningful activities’ to help vulnerable adults who are in recovery or need support; the activities are usually delivered in partnership with other local charities and organisations. The charity is made up of service users, volunteers, community representatives and staff who develop, run and support these activities.
Community cafes, bike maintenance/recycling workshops, garden allotment projects, creative writing/art groups and theatre performances are all examples of meaningful activities that help give vulnerable people stability, builds up their confidence and social interaction with other people and give them a sense of belonging in the community.
To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded to relieve the needs of such people and assist them to integrate into society.
We work with adults who may be excluded from society or parts of society as a result of one or more factors including: unemployment, financial hardship, substance abuse or dependency, homelessness, disability, previous criminal convictions or generally due to their personal, social and/or economic position.
Nothing happens in isolation. Our work helps people in many ways including:
We believe we can and will continue to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. We are certain we can show this works. If you think you can help us with this then talk to us and together we will find a way to build new lives, enhance the lives of the community as a whole and create meaning out of disadvantage.