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Milestonez – Looking for new premises

Fri 31 Jul 2020

 

Can you help? Milestonez is a small day opportunity based in the heart of Cannock. We provide meaningful activities for young adults with mild/moderate learning disabilities & Autism, aged 18-25 years old. We support our members to increase their independence & inclusion in their local community, realise their potential & meet their outcomes whilst having some fun & making friends along the way. Milestonez is the younger-age service from a provider called Rockspur CIC which is based in Codsall, South Staffs. We’re the only user-led, not-for-profit, community interest company in the whole of Staffordshire who provides care in the way that we do, & we’re proud of it!

But how do we need help? Currently, Milestonez has a small building in Park Road, which is a 2 up, 2 down end terrace & we’ve run out of space! We’re desperately trying to find new, bigger premises to run our day opportunities out of but we’re having no luck at all! Everything is either unsuitable or too expensive. We’re hoping to find something which has the following things; Separate office, toilets, kitchen, some storage & at least 2/3 separate rooms which can be used for activities.

Currently, Milestonez has approx. 8 members per day as well as 3 staff (which we then split up into small groups) & we’d like to have room to get a little bigger too. Being close to town is essential as we have people who are travel trained & can access us independently, & the guys love going into town!

As mentioned above, we’re a not-for-profit organisation; we keep care costs as low as possible for our members so they get excellent care for excellent value for money. However, it makes the budget tight for us, but we’re not unwilling to pay or negotiate & we understand that for a bigger property we would have to pay more than what we currently do, but we’re reaching out to our local partners to help us as we’re just struggling to find anything suitable at all at the moment! If you think you can or would like to help us, please contact Laura Spragg Laura.spragg@rockspur-house.co.uk or call 07522476791