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Women’s Mentoring Service

Last updated: 11th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Alcohol
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs
  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Sectarian / Hate Crime
  • Women

Aim/Purpose:

The WMS enhances the statutory services provided by the local authority Criminal Justice Social Work by providing practical and emotional support to women on a voluntary basis. The service works in partnership with the supervising social worker and service user to agree clear objectives and intended outcomes to avoid duplication and ensure consistency of approach. The Women’ Mentoring Service (WMS) is based on an understanding of the distinct needs of women and the inequalities and disadvantages faced by them. The WMS will strive to overcome these in its delivery and will seek to: – • Provide person-centred, strengths based, holistic and flexible support. • Support women to positively engage with their Community Payback Order and reduce the risk of breaching the order. • Encourage women to identify their priority needs, agree and review actions to effect positive change. • Enable and support individual women to access and engage with community resources and services. • Support and advocate on behalf of mentees.

Suitability criteria:

  • Female only
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Social work

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