Spacious Place Contact

Spacious Place Contact (SPC) is an innovative social enterprise specialising in support, training and employment of local people in Burnley and Greater Manchester. Their core aim is to support those who need it most through a bespoke engagement to employment programme coupled with wrap-around support, confidence building and personal development.

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SPC’s theory of change is based on the development of a ‘wrap around’ beneficiary support model. Their core aim is to give disadvantaged people from greater Manchester an opportunity to successfully reintegrate society through professional skills development and employment. SPC recognises that vulnerable individuals need support across all areas of their lives, so also provides professional services and mentoring in order to help manage the chaotic circumstances they face. SPC provides support, either directly or through partners, to create a safe environment for individuals to grow in confidence and develop skills to live stable, fulfilling lives.

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SASC made a £1.5m loan to help purchase Slater Terrace, a grade-II listed former cotton mill in Burnley. The purchase will enable SPC to set up a call centre as a place of employment and training for ex-offenders and local vulnerable people in a fully supportive environment. The investment also enables Slater Terrace to be put into community use for the people of Burnley. The SASC investment has also been supported by a £500k grant from the Power to Change Trust, one of our partner organisations.

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The investment will help create a safe environment for over 400 vulnerable adults to acquire the skills needed to grow in confidence and move into stable and more secure lives. The project will also contribute to the regeneration of Burnley.