What is 16+ Mentoring
We work with statutory bodies and parents or other adults with children in their care to assist young people to develop their self care and living skills. This can include self-relience as well as helping yound people to make appropriate decision making and encourage them to gain independence.
There are different packages available including shared accommodation, individual supported accommodation, sleep-in staff and mentoring in young persons own accommodation and our aim is to provide a positive experience for young people as they grow and develop into young adults. In doing so this provides opportunities supported by adults in exercising independence while maintaining security and knowledge that help is available to them if they need it.
We have a range of objectives for our 16+ Mentoring that will help develop the young person with our ultimate aim to allow them to live independently using the range of skills that we have helped them to develop including:
- To offer a realistic alternative to home or foster care in a supportive and caring home-like environment;
- To maximise the development of each individual, working with them to build or rebuild positive self-esteem
- To provide a safe, peaceful and stimulating environment in which positive responses can be made to the social, cultural, developmental and psychological problems experienced by any young person
- To restore, encourage and maintain the highest standards of personal, physical and mental health and hygiene for all the young people
- To provide a programme to enhance moral, cultural, social, educational, spiritual, religious and overall development of all individuals who are placed with us
- To encourage young people to acquire skills through learning formally and informally, and to use those skills to procure further learning and employment opportunities
- To assist, support and encourage self development and the acceptance of duties associated with being a responsible member of our society
- To help young people to refrain from unproductive behaviour and to participate in activities which are conductive to their short and long term goals
- To support young people to challenge or overcome problems associated with rejection, frustration and persecution on any grounds