How does it work?
Young people are matched with a mentor who will support them for
one year. Initially the young person can meet their mentor once a
fortnight and then this progresses to once a month. The primary
role of a mentor is to inspire and motivate their young person. The
secondary role is to support their young person, helping
them to access appropriate services for their resettlement
e.g. benefits, accommodation or health. The project is active
in Slough and Pembrokeshire.
How does it help young people?
- One year support from a volunteer mentor
- Fortnightly/monthly meetings
- Setting goals and working together to achieve them
- Making a smooth transition to independent living
New handbooks created by National Care Advisory Service
What do volunteers gain?
- Develop mentoring skills
- Develop skills and knowledge relating to working with young
- Take on a new challenge and make a real difference to young