We are delighted to introduce our newest Mentoring project, Wise Community Mentoring. Delivered in partnership with Places for People, the project will support households across the Lothians.
Our new mentors, Richard Campbell and Linsay Robertson, will work with Housing Officers and offer in-home support to new tenants to help them manage all aspects of their tenancy.
The team aims to support 108 households and their families with Relational Mentoring over the next 12 months. This support includes those who could risk losing their tenancy due to barriers such as mental health, addiction, relationships, behaviour change, life skills, training and education, employment and much more.
Team Lead, Christina Brown, said of the project: “It’s always exciting being part of a new pathfinder project. I look forward to learning directly from the tenants our team will support through relational mentoring. Who they are, their needs, what services are available in their local area, and how we can create new opportunities to support them in reaching their life goals regardless of any barriers they may face.”
When asked what they were most looking forward to about their new role, Richard said: “I think what I am most looking forward to, is actively engaging within different communities and helping to empower the people I will be working with.” While Linsay said: “Taking up the challenges, meeting different people from different backgrounds and different circumstances, pushing this project forward and making it a success for the Wise Group and the team.”
It’s an exciting project that we are sure will inspire positive change for individuals and their families over the coming months.