Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd. prides itself on helping to develop and support our local community, and the people living within it, to thrive and reach their potential. The work we do, both at our base at Ladybrook Community Centre and within the wider area, provides people living in Mansfield and District opportunities to improve their lives. We are a small, independent charity that is accessible to all, we have no political or religious affiliations and are a genuine, safe, welcoming space for all.
Those that have used our services will know that we are always looking for new ways we can offer help and support and so our offer is always expanding and changing as the need of our community changes. We concentrate on the 5 key areas of work below. To see what we currently have on offer, please check out our activities and services page.
~ Health and Wellbeing ~
We provide a number of services that improve the mental and physical health of participants including therapeutic support groups for cancer , health and wellbeing, child loss and women’s issues. We provide Specialist mental health services including one to one counselling sessions and a number of other services which directly impact the health and wellbeing of individuals including a number of physical exercise sessions (including seated and low impact sessions) as well as adult dance sessions and a community share scheme which offers clothing, shoes, toiletries and food items which have been donated to our charity by local business and individuals on a pay what you can afford basis.
~ Education, Skills and Training ~
We provide a number of opportunities for members of the community to learn new skills. Our current offer includes Confidence Courses, Understanding Personal Independence and Self Esteem Building courses. We also have a number of weekly craft sessions, and general employment skills training delivered alongside our volunteering programmes. We also include training sessions within all therapeutic and social group activities covering subjects such as dealing with grief, healthy relationships, disability awareness and much much more.
~ Employment, Support and Empowerment ~
Through our rolling work experience and volunteering programmes we empower people to move on to the next stage in their journey. We have a number of volunteers who are working on personal barriers and we work hard with these individuals to help them break these barriers down. We provide on the job training in Safer Food Better Business, manual handling, risk assessment and increasing productivity and confidence all designed with the aim of taking someone closer to the job market whilst improving their skills, knowledge, confidence and sense of self worth.
~ Social and Community ~
Our community centre, which is the main base of our work, is a real community hub – providing over 51 hours of regular activities per week there is something for all members of the community to get involved with. New relationships and support structures are made every day, with users of our services feeling more involved in community life.
~ Influence and Shape ~
As a former Neighbourhood Management Team, and from our wealth of experience in the voluntary sector (with specialism’s in education and childcare and community development) we understand the importance of influencing and shaping change within communities and the structures set up within them. Although we are excellent at being reactive to the hardships and problems faced by our community and providing opportunities to improve the lives of those facing them we strive wherever possible to influence greater social change within our areas to prevent these hardships. We sit on a number of committees in the area and have developed a number of stakeholder meetings of our own to try and change the way pubic sector departments, as well as other charities and communities themselves, operate to give people the best chance possible of improving their lives.
Ladybrook Community Centre offers a number of activities and services for individuals and organisations.
We are within walking distance of Mansfield Town Centre and are on a main bus route with the nearest bus stop located directly across the road from our building. Cycle racks are available for bicycles to be left and there are various CCTV cameras on the site to give our staff and visitors peace of mind.
Our car park has spaces for ample vehicles including bays that are designated for disabled parking. Additional on street parking is also available for larger events. The entrance to the building is wheelchair friendly and all rooms are fully accessible.