Dear Friend,

Welcome to our Bridging the Gap Islington Newsletter – explaining how we help people through effective mentoring.

We are planning to change our name to make it clear that we help people across North London, not just in Islington.

We would like your ideas about new names for Bridging the Gap Islington.
“North London mentoring”? “Bridging the Gap London”?

Bridging the Gap Islington seemed like a good idea for a name when we started in 2012. But now we realise that it can cause confusion because it sounds like we work in Islington only.

Our services are for anyone in London. For that reason, we will be changing our name to better reflect the service we offer and the people we support.

Deciding to change is the easy part. Deciding on a new name is more difficult.

So we want to know what you think. Over February and March we are running a short consultation to get everyone’s ideas on different names. We would welcome your ideas! Please take just a minute to complete this survey or email your thoughts to sam@bridging-islington.org.uk.


Leaflets for your service users or residents

Often we find that the best way is to contact service users or residents directly. People will make better use of mentoring if they have taken the initiative to sign on themselves. We would be very happy to supply leaflets like this for you to distribute to your service users and residents.


Supporting people during Lockdown

Bridging the Gap Islington offers trained, expertly supervised volunteer mentors for people at risk of homelessness, offending and addiction. Regular informal support from someone who is concerned about them individually helps people to rebuild their lives.

To find out more or make a referral:

Visit our website: www.bridging-mentoring.org.uk
Freephone number: 0800 488 0746
Email us: sam@bridging-islington.org.uk
When you contact us, we will ask for some further details whilst arranging a volunteer match.  We aim to start the partnership in 2-4 weeks.


We look forward to working with you.

Best wishes, Sam
Bridging the Gap Islington


Bridging the Gap Islington offers trained, expertly supervised volunteer mentors for people at risk of homelessness, offending and addiction. Regular support from someone who is concerned about them individually can help people to rebuild their lives.

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