Community Peer Mentors

The Community Peer Mentors support vulnerable and isolated people affected by significant life changing events

Community Peer Mentors empower change, reduce vulnerability and provide a voice for the unheard, this fantastic support is given to anyone whatever their background or circumstances, whether victim, survivor, perpetrator, prison leaver or someone forgotten or neglected by society; so long as they wish to change the support will be provided.  This unique approach has seen on average an 81% reduction in contact with services, reduced offending and hospital admissions, assisted reintegration back into society, people in disappear returning to employment and education, learning new skills and coping technique’s, identifying without this support they would have taken their own lives.

We welcome people from all backgrounds; and life experiences, whatever they are. Your past will not automatically be a barrier to you becoming a Community Peer Mentor, and your life experience may help others. No previous experience in volunteering or supporting people is required; all we need is your enthusiasm and willingness to help others.

We need people with all kinds of life experiences so whatever your background, whatever has happened in your life do not let this be a barrier to YOU applying.

No age limits on people who wish to be a Community Peer Mentor
Travel and other expenses will be paid to volunteers when supporting clients Ongoing and additional free training provided including safeguarding and NVQs in various subjects via Derby College, plus other interesting subjects  
No set hours: whatever suits you and the client best.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jim Cunningham for more information on:

Phone - 07787 860087

Email - James.Cunningham@durham-pcc.gov.uk

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