Our history and future
Aspire's heart is to build community amongst the elderly, to support the most vulnerable, to make lives more fun and continue to build skills and confidence throughout life.
Aspire started in 2015 at St John's Church, Birkby as a way to build community in the area. The group grew and grew and became a regular part of many people's lives. Since then we have partnered with more churches and community groups across Kirklees, including; Christchurch Woodhouse, Birkby Croft, Sandy Mount Extra Care Home, St John's Newsome and Grove URC Church, Almondbury Library.
Since the start we have always been dedicated to delivering high quality activities and resources. We have brought felt makers, poets, artists, story tellers, historians, exercise coaches and more to each of these different communities.
We want to celebrate lonely people being connected into communities where friendships can be formed. We want see loneliness end and want to work with others to make this happen.
Your health is at the heart of what we do
We are an Occupational Therapist led charity with a specialist interest in meaningful activity that makes a difference in people's everyday lives.
We have a commitment to resource our programmes well
We care about every individual. We really see how everyone is unique, and so the little things such as how you like your cup-of-tea matters.
Our programme is about the journey we enjoy together, not the activity we do. When things go well, we celebrate together, and when they don't, we laugh together.
Our programme is co-produced by our beneficiaries and working with our partners is essential for us.