Peer Mentor HoPES (homeless support)  with CCP (Ref: 1212)
 
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They want to recruit peer mentors, who have themselves experienced homelessness, to compliment the work of the Homeless Prevention and Engagement Service (HoPES) support team. HoPES, operating in Worcestershire, supports adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including those with mental health issues.

The successful volunteer will provide on-going low level support to ensure the client is able to sustain their tenancy and maintain their independence following intervention from HoPES. (Advice and support given by HoPES could have covered tenancy issues, budgeting & benefit take-up, training & employment and also social & community inclusion.)

Mentors would be required to:

- Provide befriending support and home visits with a view to gradually stepping-down the prevention support needed to sustain a client’s home.
- Work with clients to achieve goals as identified in their individual support and development plan.
What are they looking for?

Essential skills:

- Previous experience of homelessness
- Good communication skills and ability to relate to others
- Relevant training or a willingness to participate in training
- Non-judgemental and positive attitude.

Desirable skills:

- Use of own transport (county-wide service)
- Knowledge of local support agencies
- Knowledge/understanding of Mental Health issues

Practical

Working hours are flexible depending on your availability; however the minimum commitment is 3 hours per week. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Worcestershire

About CCP
 
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CCP (Caring for Communities and People) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.

CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.

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