Care Leaver Mentoring
|A Care Leaving Mentor can assist young people to achieve a sense of confidence, belonging and achievement by helping them to strive towards their goals, and help promote the skills required to live independently.|
“My mentor stood by me through the transition of leaving care, helped me move into my new accommodation and always had an ear to listen.”
“Without my mentor and YLF’s support, I don’t think I would have completed my apprenticeship.”
Many young people face numerous challenges when they transition out of care. They may face financial challenges, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, difficulties in finding work, and many more.
A Care Leaving Mentor can motivate and assist a care Leaver, help develop confidence and skills required to live independently, and if requested, can advocate on their behalf at meetings or appointments.
|Read the Care Leaving Mentor Leaflet for Young People|
|Read what Dan and Karleigh said about their mentoring experiences|
If you are a care leaver interested in having a mentor, you can refer yourself for mentoring by heading to our Refer a Young Person page here or call us on 01622 693459.
If you could volunteer as a Care Leaving Mentor, visit our volunteering pages here.
For any further information please call or contact us, we will be happy to help.