The Aspire concept has now been delivered for ten years in a variety of cities throughout England. Its durability and success in balancing the pressures of running a business operation and providing a safe and caring culture for its employees attracts regular interest from others who seek to replicate it. From its origins the Aspire brand has gone through several changes and now is owned locally in each of the locations where it operates, with local Trustees and Managers making the decisions as to how the brand can best be related to local markets and local social needs. The work we do may have diversified, however our mission is still just as relevant, if not more so. Increased social awareness on issues associated with homelessness and a need to reduce social exclusion of marginalised groups, has become ever more significant.
One of Aspire’s successes stems from its ability to offer people who are becoming detached from a daily lifestyle routine a unique opportunity to make a new start and arrest their journey into chaos.
Aspire Sheffield was established in 2001. We operate as a commercial undertaking seeking to be financially viable through our trading income, and we offer a range of workplace activity requiring varying skills levels so as to have something to offer everyone, wherever they are at in their journey back into work. Our objective is to provide a foundation around a daily routine, enabling people to prove to themselves that they can manage the demands of a job, whilst rediscovering daily life skills and raising their self-esteem. Aspire provides a high degree of one to one support to all who work here and whilst giving people the opportunity to stretch themselves and take on new challenges.