Peer Mentors are individuals with personal experience of the criminal justice system who are trained (OCN Level 2 in Peer Mentoring) and matched with service users on license or a community order in order to provide one-to-one support.
The following Peer Mentor projects are being developed by User Voice with Community Rehabilitation Companies:
A) Essex Community Rehabilitation Company Peer Support Project
See website: http://www.uservoice.org/our-work/our-services/peer-mentoring/essex-peer-mentoring-programme/
Contact: For more information contact: Rebecca Page, email@example.com
B) Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company Peer Support Project
Contact: For more information contact: Anna Maxwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reading Plan: User Voice, London Community Rehabilitation Company and the Shannon Trust
The User Voice Reading Plan is a one-to-one peer mentoring approach to reading support. User Voice and London Community Rehabilitation Company are working in partnership with the Shannon Trust to deliver the reading plan in the community across London to probation service users. The programme is learner-led and delivered in small bite size chunks of information.
For more information contact: Rebecca Page, email@example.com
Project title: No. 6 Peer Support Centre
User Voice’s latest peer-led project is ‘No.6’, a 3,000 square foot space a stone’s throw from Pentonville Prison. This innovative project will ensure that people leaving custody, including those with ‘nowhere to go’, and in the community will have access to a safe space in central London in which they will be enabled and supported to take responsibility for their futures. A brief introductory video to No. 6 can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_LF8-UGl3A
For more information please contact: Rebecca Page, firstname.lastname@example.org