Over 50s wanted for mentoring scheme

Over 50s wanted for mentoring scheme

People over 50 are invited to join a scheme that pairs older mentors with care leavers who might
benefit from advice, guidance and friendship.

The Grandmentors project, which is partially funded by Wiltshire Council, recruits, trains and
supports mentors who use their skills and experience to support young people through the tricky
transition into adulthood and independence

The idea has proved priceless in other regions. In Islington, London, 95% of young adults who
were paired with an older mentor found a place in full-time education, training or work soon after
leaving care. That is twice the national average.

Volunteering Matters is running the scheme on behalf of Wiltshire Council and is looking for
volunteers. If you would like to find out more contact Hannah Wiseman at Volunteering Matters
on 07741322544.

 

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