What is the SPACE pilot?

SPACE CYP (Social Prescribing And Community rEsources for Children and Young People) - otherwise known as the ‘SPACE pilot’ - is a partnership project between Ways to Wellness and the Great North Children’s Hospital.

SPACE pilot link workers can support families in a number of ways, including:

  • Getting involved in community groups and activities
  • Accessing emotional and practical support
  • Arranging assistance with school/education
  • Signposting to advice about benefits and grants

The SPACE pilot team

Fliss Hunter-Nott

Fliss previously worked for the Stroke Association, specialising in peer support for young stroke survivors. She has 10 years’ experience of volunteering with families who have children with additional needs.

Lauren Loader

Lauren has over 8 years of link work experience gained in her previous role with Mental Health Concern. Prior to this Lauren studied Social Work at Northumbria University.

Find out more about the team on our staff page.

You can contact the team by emailing: spacepilot@waystowellness.org.uk


Information for patients


Information for health professionals


Project supporters

Delivery of the project is funded by The Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation and Ways to Wellness.

Evaluation of this project is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (NIHR200173). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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