MENTORING SUPPORT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

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MENTORING SUPPORT
FOR DISABLED PEOPLE


Centre for Resolution’s mentoring support

Centre for Resolution understands from our own experiences of disability and working with other organisations for people with disabilities, that having a mentor has many benefits.

The experiences and wisdom that Centre for Resolution’s mentors bring can often open doors that are normally closed.

When people with disabilities engage in mentoring programme teachers, employers, parents and carers learn about their capabilities, in spite of any disabilities they may have.


Who do we work with?

Centre for Resolution provide mentoring support for individuals who have a disability or learning difficulty, their families and carers. 

The people we support may have one or more of the following disabilities / impairments:
  • Mobility and Physical
  • Trauma / Brain Injury
  • Sensory (Vision and Hearing)
  • Cognitive / Learning 
  • Psychological 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Down Syndrome 

Benefits of having a mentor

  • Advice and guidance
  • Emotional support
  • A space to off load, de-stress and re-focus
  • Access to a support system
  • More positive relationships with friends and family
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug or alcohol use
  • Engaging in the wider community
  • Exposure to diverse perspectives and experience
  • Effective communication
  • Time management
  • Coping strategies
  • Finding motivation
  • Improved performance
  • Accountability
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Creating Strategies
  • Enhancing education and study skills
  • A clearer understanding of career plans
  • Gaining employment 
  • Sustaining employment 
  • Employers benefit from a more motivated workforce 
  • Employees report greater satisfaction in their work
Ultimately mentoring, at it’s core, guarantees people with disabilities that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.

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