We are Shear Demand Service, our aim is to help the community with a one to one mentoring service, each service user will be provided with a mentor / sponsored for a minimum time of 12 weeks, the mentor will support the service user on a one to one basis with a buddy system. Service users will be supported with their home life, health that being mental health also, support in re-joining the society by the means of a safe journey. The mentor will introduce and assist the service user to existing support group, housing officers, mental health authorities, food and clothes bank etc. Our primary objectives are building up of the community and promoting poverty prevention through support of mentoring and bridging the gap between local authorities, local community groups and charities.
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Why it's a great idea:
Dewsbury Community Street Kitchen support service users on Thursdays at 6pm (Dewsbury Market Place) by providing food & clothing to those who come along, we can usually have up to 50 / 80 service users at a time. We are also aware that there are other groups within the local area providing this support, more so since COVID. Even though we fully support the principle of supporting families who require that additional help with food ect, we are also aware that what we do isn’t always enough to support patrons back into society if they should want it. What is occurring to us after spending month interacting with our service users is that there really aren’t many groups formed to provide a one to one mentoring service, once they go home after the street kitchen, some of these guys really are struggling, whether it be loneliness, insecurities, shame, depression, regrets etc,
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