If you feel you need extra support when you leave care, you can use our mentoring service.
A mentor can help you by listening and giving you advice on essential life skills.
They can also support you to:
- attend meetings
- find work
- manage your finances.
You can identify four goals you would like to achieve by having a mentor. You would then meet with your mentor for a minimum of 4 hours a month, or at a frequency that works for you over a period of 6 to 9 months, or until you are ready to stop.
Our mentors are volunteers who would have been trained by the Young Lives Foundation and are independent from social services.
If you would like to find out more about having a mentor or want to request one, you can speak to your Personal Adviser or contact the Young Lives Foundation directly on their Young People’s Freephone Line 0808 164 0096.