December  2022

 

Dear Friend,

Welcome to our Bridging the Gap Mentoring  Newsletter.
Explaining how we help people through effective mentoring.

We would like to wish you all a happy Christmas holidays and look forward to working with you all to support your clients in the New Year.

Good News

We are grateful to have received £ 3,350 from the “Together for London” fund organised by the London Community Foundation.  We will use this grant to help Londoners suffering from the cost of living and energy crisis

Cost of living crisis and how we can help 

We are adapting our service in response to the developing crisis over inflation, the cost of living and energy costs. Some people may be overwhelmed as bills mount up and feel that they cannot cope.
A few meetings with a mentor will help them go through their options and see what help is available. This could prevent a problem escalating into personal crisis.

To respond to the developing situation, we will be offering shorter periods of support (up to six weekly meetings) intended for people who were coping but have run into problems as the bills mount up.Please refer people who were just managing but are now running into problems as the cost of living increases.  To find out more, or to make a referral, please contact our outreach worker, Yvonne Maxwell.

Welcome to Drew 

We are pleased to partner with Kingston University and offer placement to one of their masters students, Drew Gibson .He is studying Forensic Psychology and is joining us for one day a week until next May.As part of the placement he will mentor clients and spend time volunteering at Community Advice at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

Drew is keen to learn skills in supporting people to achieve their goals and make changes , whether that is housing, employment, volunteering, benefits, finances and all the many areas our mentor makes a difference.

Supporting people 

Bridging the Gap Mentoring 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: welcome@bridging-mentoring.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, Yvonne
Bridging the Gap Mentoring

Bridging the Gap Mentoring 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.