Spectrum People Activities

The charity currently offers a wide range of ongoing activities that our service users can access on an ongoing basis.

  • Apple Tree Community Garden in Agbrigg
  • Recycle, our Bike Project based at Reflections Housing Association in Castleford.
  • Intergenerational projects linking older and younger people.

We also provide one-off activities (offered by partner organisations) throughout the year, which have included Theatre Based Workshops and Theatre visits, a pantomime with a difference, and a potraituture workshop. You can keep up to date on our latest activities by visiting our News section.

Apple Tree Community Garden

Spectrum People work in partnership with the Public Health Team at Wakefield Council and our team of volunteers to develop Appletree Allotment and Community Garden just off the Agbrigg Road area of Wakefield (WF1 5AE).
Our service users can visit the Community Garden to learn new skills and meet new people. From 1 October 2016 the garden is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm.
The community garden can accommodate a large number of visitors and our friendly environment provides users with an opportunity to talk to each other and learn more about healthy living and wellbeing.
Since the garden opened in June 2014, our users and volunteers have donated well over 100 hours of work in transforming the garden for the local community clearing the site of tons of debris, planting trees, laying 100s of metres of turf and helping plant out vegetables. The outdoor amphitheatre has gained the name ‘TellyTubbies Hill’ and is a great area for picnics and exercise.
Led by Spectrum People the on-site portacabins were transformed by a graffiti artist, using ideas created by local schoolchildren.

Bike Project

Spectrum People currently work with Reverse the Cycle and Reflections Housing Association in Castleford to provide our service users with the opportunity to learn about owning and maintain a bike. The course includes six bike maintenance lessons and a further 4 lessons in how to build a bike (provided over 10 weeks.)

Our bikes are currently donated through West Yorkshire Police and the general public.

Upon completion of the bike course you will receive a Velotech Qualification and the chance to own the bike you have built during your course.

Please get in touch with us, if you would like to enrol onto our next bike project course.

Intergenerational Links

Intergenerational work aims to bridge the generation gap between the young and the elderly and challenge perceptions. This will link organisations such as schools and care centres using topics like image and lifestyle, crafts and art and cook and eat as engagement methods.

 ‘I was privileged to see such an innovative and purposeful partnership generating new skills, relationships and futures. A fabulous example of inclusion in action.’ – Final year Psychology student.

Into the Dawn

Spectrum People, Wakefield Baptist Church and CAP have all supported Dawn in producing this book. It has helped significantly with Dawn’s mental health issues and she hopes it will help support other people. The proceeds of this book will go to these charities to support their work.

Dawn’s book has now sold out.