Back in the summer It’s Your Choice was lucky enough to purchase a portacabin from Storage on Site to give us some much needed space for our Back on Track project.
Having come straight from a building site the cabin needed some TLC and a team of staff, volunteers and young people rolled up their sleeves to transform it into a relaxing work space not just for Back on Track, but other projects, meetings, and IYC services.
Chris Carey, CEO of IYC, says;
“We are pleased to have new space at It’s Your Choice HQ from which to deliver our services. At the end of our lovely garden the portacabin is kitted out with desks, work spaces, and furnishings where we can deliver 1:1 and small group work with young people.
It is particularly useful in connection with our Back on Track project which aims to help older young people who have multiple, in some cases chronic, needs to re-focus their lives through a targeted programme combining ASDAN short course training and emotional/practical support.”
Back on Track Coordinator, Julie Henry, adds;
“We have created a holistic space with two areas – one is a more chilled space where the young people can relax and spend time involved in craft activities and a separate area for teaching and studying for the Asdan short course qualifications.”
It’s Your Choice is very grateful to everyone who got involved in the transformation by helping with cleaning or donating items to make the space more welcoming. IYC would also like to thank local electrician, Tim Carr, who installed electricity to the cabin so that it has heating and lighting and can be used all year round.
There is still much work to be done on the portacabin, including putting in flooring such as carpet tiles, and any support from the local community to do this would be gratefully received.