At iShelter, it’s not just about a bed. Sure, the bed is important for someone who has had the misfortune of spending time on the street. But we know that people need much more than a bed to be able to pick themselves up again. As a result, when someone is invited in to stay, they are matched with one of our trained volunteer mentors. The guest and the mentor work together, side by side, as the guest moves themselves forward.
The project uses a Strength-based approach, meaning that we focus on the abilities, strengths and passions of our guests. They may have some weaknesses but we all have those, don’t we. We’ve learned that by concentrating on the good things, we can help someone change their situation. Our volunteer mentors have been trained by the Mayday Trust who have been pioneering this approach for the last 5 years.
If you’re interested in finding out more about mentoring with us, please get in touch. For more information, please contact our Mentor Coach, Herman Norford on 07738 884426 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.