Out and about

This blog entry is from Scope’s Our Generation project in Wakefield.

A Happy New Year to all our colleagues, mentors and mentees and stakeholders. Despite the snowy weather here in Wakefield giving us all the urge to hibernate, January has been a busy month so far and is due to get even busier. Having eaten too many chocolates at Christmas, the Our Generation mentoring team are now getting out and about, visiting groups and organisations to recruit new mentors and befrienders for our first accredited training course in February.

We are excited that the referrals are starting to come in and looking forward to welcoming new people into the project.

The Our Generation project has also had a visit from Scope’s new Executive Director of Services Carol Tozer, and we were really pleased that two of our mentors and one mentee popped into the office to meet her. They were able to give Carol a great insight into what motivated them to become involved in the project and what difference it has made to their lives.

The next course begins on 7 February here at our office at 10.30am. It aims to cover a wealth of information about being a mentor or befriender, and gives an insight into the support you will receive as a Scope volunteer. Travel expenses and other support expenses will be paid, and lunch is provided.

For further information please call 01924 256999 or email ourgeneration@scope.org.uk.