Volunteer Tenancy Mentors for young people aged 15-25
Just look at how much of the region our trained, DBS checked and money-skilled mentors now cover!
So what have you got to lose? Our referral form takes less than a minute. We just need the basics and we’ll pick it up for you.
- Use the referral form link here.
If you want to have a chat about a referral, you can call Katie on 07596 534239.
1. What is mentoring?
- Mentors are someone over 21 that a young person can turn to for help, informal support, money skills guidance, goal setting or just someone to have a coffee with.
- You can find some FAQs for referrers here.
- And there are some FAQs for mentees here too.
- Moving to independence is a really big step for any young person. Even more so if you’ve been in care, don’t have lots of support or are struggling on a low income.
- A mentor can help to bridge the gap and be someone to chat to confidentially about goals, aspirations and difficulties along the way. You can be a vital life-line!
3. What do Volunteer Tenancy Mentors actually do?
- After successfully completing the two-day training course, being DBS checked and interviewed, mentors are carefully matched to their mentees and make safe arrangements to meet.
- They may meet weekly and no less than fortnightly. The early days are critical to building a relationship and making it work.
- Everyone signs a Code of Conduct and completes a questionnaire to understand more about the support the mentee wants and needs.
- The mentee is in charge of the relationship and decides what they want help with.
4. How does it end?
- We will undertake an end questionnaire with the mentee and usually a final case-study interview.
- This helps us to understand how the young person has been supported, the difference it’s made as well as reassure the young person that they are not being abandoned.
- We want to leave them knowing that our door remains open as well as knowledgeable about other avenues of support.
Have you checked out Your Own Network yet? This is a website for young people to achieve their aspirations, as well as create an Argos wish-list to help furnish and create their home.