The project is aimed for parents/carers who have children/individuals with physical and learning disability to reduce social isolation in parents/carers by attending social activities. We also would like to offer carers to take children/individuals for a day trip to local play zone area.
February 2018 - June 2018
Charity information: The Mentor Ring
Our project will ensure that those isolated and parents/carers have an opportunity to socialise by making sure that there are plenty of activities to keep their children occupied, giving them a chance to sit down and enjoy conversation with one another. We will also offer peer support during these sessions so they can receive advice or talk through their problems. We will invite other organizations to the sessions to share their services that are available.
The project will involve parents/carers to participate in group mentoring sessions. The participants tend to improve their quality of life by regular interaction with peer group and learn from each other.
The children will have the opportunity to participate in various activities suitable to their needs and gain confidence.By providing mentoring support to parents/carers through provision of coffee mornings/information sharing sessions, develop confidence and improve health & well-being.
To reduce social isolation and loneliness of parents/carers and children
Activities» Coffee Morning
» Away Day ( day trip to Play zone area)
What success will look like
Verbal feedback from parents as well as observation by mentors
Long term changes are meeting and developing social net works.
We demonstrate this by
1. the number of times parents/carers attend the activities.
2. Number of friends they bring along to the activities.
Women prefer to have 'women only' activities
Not confident to attend, due to language barrier.
We get a volunteer facilitator ( Male and Female) who can organise separate sessions for both male and female.
We also have volunteers who can speak languages who will help.
Feedback from parents, carers and Mentors, facilitators
Financial report ( if required) will be submitted at the end of the project
Budget - Project Cost: £9,060Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,200 Play zone (3 times in a year £400 per visit) playzone for children to play £3,000 Coffee Morning Every Week for two hours throughout the year £1,350 Facilitator 45 weeks in a year @£30 for two hours £1,800 venue 45 weeks @20 per hr ( 2 hrs) £1,350 Safeguarding officer 45 weeks in a year @£30 for two hours £360 DBS 10 volunteers @ £36.00 per DBS
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Big lottery £4,600 Guaranteed
15 Children and young people with Additional Learning Needs .
32 parents /carers
Our Charity is based in the Butetown geographically where the most disadvantaged children live and do not access mainstream services. We give 1-1 mentoring support to all vulnerable children.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Interacting with schools, community , social media
Being a mother herself, the volunteer knows the needs of a child and hwo to cope.