Unique in the UK, Space2 was created by NE1. Its primary objective is to secure jobs for young people from Newcastle and the surrounding area. Space2 is paid for by businesses and is a response to the economic and social costs of chronic youth unemployment.
Members of Space2 come from all socio-economic backgrounds and all parts of the region. NE1 is able to link them directly to city businesses. This largely accounts for the cost efficiency of Space2 and the numbers of young people it has been able to place.
For those who need it, and in addition to employment support, Space2 also provides advice on housing and public health, registration for primary care services and sign up for the electoral roll. Space2 is also able to refer members into specialist crisis support services.
NE1 has purposefully equipped Space2 with the latest and best recreational and IT facilities as a clear demonstration of the value the city’s businesses place on its young people.
Space2 membership is free and available to everyone between the ages of 13-18.
Space2 is managed by Newcastle YMCA.