The C4WS Mentoring and Befriending Scheme was set up in 2010. We recognised that to some guests the prospect of leaving the shelter and its community to a private tenancy could be a lonely and frightening experience. Challenges such as paying bills and dealing with a landlord can be hard to deal with and could lead to the person abandoning their tenancy.
Our trained mentors meet with their assigned mentee weekly for 6 months and assist guests to reach a state of sustainable independent living
A mentor can support people around any or all of the following:
Life skills support which will centre on independent living skills e.g. learning how to cook,
Tenancy support (including how to pay bills and budgeting)
Employment support – helping to apply for jobs, writing CV’s and interview techniques
Educational support – Helping to apply for courses and contributing financially towards educational materials and course fees.
Addressing the issue of homelessness and how to stay out of the cycle of homelessness
If you are interested in becoming a C4WS mentor and befriender please email firstname.lastname@example.org