Offering one-to-one mentoring support for vulnerable individuals - particulary young people
Offering one to one mentoring support, the service gives vulnerable individuals, particularly young people, the opportunity to have a mentor to support and guide them aiming to:
Reduce offending and/or anti-social behaviour through involvement in positive activities
Raise awareness to the consequences of risk taking behaviours
Build the resilience of and provide support to vulnerable individuals (reducing the risk of exposure to abusive situations and improving life chances)
Reduce the gap between disadvantaged young people and their peers by funding sustainable activities
Support individuals to develop positive relationships.
We are funded by a series of small grants, often coming via Suffolk Community Foundation. It costs approximately £500 to provide a 20-week mentoring arrangement for a young person incorporating meaningful activities.
The mentoring support is delivered by trained volunteers and can range from a set period of visits for a young person, to an open ended arrangement for a family.