This is Becky. She’s pretty awesome. We’ve known her since she was 19 and she’s now 21. Becky was in care in Norfolk and now at 21 finds herself without a leaving care worker and making her way in the world. And like so many of the young people we work with, she’s doing a pretty good job of it.
Becky loves to work. She’s been in work in the care industry since we’ve known her. Despite the toughness of the hours, short-term contracts, not always being treated brilliantly, she has stuck at it. What a role-model she is for other young people coming out of the care system, about which we some so many awful things.
As part of her aspiration to be a nurse, Becky wants to work with young people. Due to her age, background and experience to date, she is finding this really hard. Since we’ve know her she’s wanted to be a Volunteer Tenancy Mentor – and at last she’s old enough.
We would be so proud to have her in this role, it would make her CV look great and she’d be supporting a younger care-leaver for whom she would be the most amazing role-model.
Is there a business that is prepared to sponsor her? She will need to attend the Volunteer Tenancy Mentoring two-day training package, have a DBS check and be supported by us for at least a year whilst mentoring a young person. This will cost £300.
Anyone prepared to support her will be doing something amazing for Becky and for a future ‘Becky’.
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