Building positive health

for emotional and

physical well-being.

About

How it Began…

 

SPACE began life in a small terraced house in Thomas Street ,Warrenpoint in 2003 after a consultation with local people identified the need for family support throughout rural South Down.

Originally known as South Down Family Health Initiative, (SDFHI) and funded by the SHSCT, and the Big Lottery the organisation grew with an increased demand for our services to be delivered over a much wider area until the decision was taken to move our administrative centre to Newry and rebrand to encompass the wide range of work that we cover. Whilst no longer based in Warrenpoint our passion to support the people in the South Down region remains the same.

“making connections for people by informing, sharing, advocating, supporting, partnering, enabling and empowering” 

SPACE remain true to the values of South Down Family Health Initiative, working in a manner that is responsive and respectful of the perceptions and needs of local people, making connections for people by informing, sharing, advocating, supporting, partnering, enabling and empowering.


– We value our staff –

Volunteers and Committee are committed to the on-going development of a professional and quality strengths based service with a person centred approach.

Working closely with other charity/voluntary organisations and statutory services, including GPs, Health Visitors, Social Services, Local Council and schools we aim to represent and influence change on behalf of our communities, whilst supporting families and individuals to improve their health and wellbeing.

SPACE will continue to develop staff, systems and resources to ensure continuous improvement and development of our services to meet the needs of our community.
Our status as a charity means that we wish to involve volunteers throughout our work and we are keen to support them through training and when appropriate we provide encouragement into work assignments and projects.