Support services using Malvern Cube are usually part of a larger county or districtwide service. Groups and workers are often working away from their normal place of work as a community satellite, enabling organisations to reach a wider client base or meet the needs of a target location.
The services using the centre all act independently, but often have some crossover of clients or provision. Groups like to use the centre for two main reasons: it is a good central location, easily accessible for their clients, and secondly, it offers a level of anonymity due to the many activities in the centre and the open cafe environment. A third benefit is the low charge for many struggling support groups.
Support services using Malvern Cube on a regular basis are the following:
Swanswell supports recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. As of January 2017 they will be at the Cube on Friday mornings and Tuesday early evenings.
Recovery support for alcoholic dependency. They meet on Monday and Thursdays weekly.
Mental health support group which meets weekly on a Friday afternoon.
Support network group for adults with autism. Meets every Friday morning.
County Community Projects
Advice and support around housing, benefits and social issues. Meets Friday mornings once a month.
This is a base for adult with learning disabilities in the community. They meet every weekday from 9 – 5pm.
Support group for access to information for adults with learning disabilities.
Connexions (now called Engage)
Carers and Training advice and support for Young People. Now once a month reduced from once a week.
Mood masters project sessions, supporting those in recovery. This runs as a 6 week long weekly course.
Support and discussion around death and dying. Three times a month on a Friday and a Wednesday.
Administering volunteers with an exchange of skills project. Every Tuesday morning in the cafe.
Creative arts and crafts with a therapeutic basis. Every Tuesday morning.
Mental health drama group devising and performing plays.