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Aspire's Values

Creating Communities for us means creating a supportive space where individuals with shared interests and values come together. It's about building connections to strengthen relationships and collaborate toward common goals. Our community is inclusive, celebrating diverse stories and sparking creativity. It's a place where compassion is central, providing support during challenging times. We aim to cultivate a sense of belonging and shared joy, emphasising the importance of the journey we take together over the end result. This community is where confidence grows, empowering each member and every volunteer to be themselves and discover their untapped potential.

Aspire Journeys, where 200 older community members from Aspire connect with 100 primary-aged children across seven Huddersfield schools. Unfolding across seven Huddersfield schools, Aspire Journeys transforms spaces into hubs of creativity, creating lasting connections.

It's an exploration of cross-generational creativity, uniting older adults' wisdom with young minds' curiosity. This initiative, embracing various storytelling forms, pays homage to Huddersfield's heritage.

Beyond sessions, it's a celebration of unique tales shaping our identity, fostering connections and understanding through shared heritage.

It's a celebration of stories shaping our identity - a bridge between generations, a cultural heritage celebration, and a legacy weaving through time. For everyone touched by storytelling - older adults sharing chapters, primary-aged children ready for a journey, schools seeking narrative richness, and a community connecting through shared stories.

What we'll deliver:

- Facilitate collaborative sessions for 200 older adults and 100 children, creating a collective story.

- Transform seven schools into creative hubs for intergenerational connections

- Create an Aspire Journeys "Time Capsule"

- Craft an engaging online exhibition on YouTube and our website

Returning to Practice: My Journey

Aspire's founder and Occupational Therapist, Susanna is featured in an article published by the Health and Care Professions Council. In it she shares her journey and how she came to run Aspire Creating Communities as an Occupational Therapist. 

Susanna overcame long-term challenges including depression, anxiety and underconfidence to return to the HCPC Register in 2019. 

"I find tremendous joy in using my occupational therapy expertise to underpin and guide everything we do at Aspire."
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