Our Work: Mentoring and Resettlement
In2Out provides ‘through-the-gate’ support, with our mentors beginning working with participants whilst they are still in custody, typically between 3 to 6 months prior to release.
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Mentors also attend meetings to advocate for the participant with statutory bodies and local service providers, in order that they are represented and gain access to the care packages available to them. Mentors ensure that obligations are fulfilled with regard to participants' entitlement and seek to fill gaps where provision has not been made. They also support young people to comply with Court or Prison Orders.
Support participants as they work through resettlement issues, such as housing, money, substance misuse, family relationships breakdown, health and attitudes.
Help participants establish a meaningful use of time such as education, training or employment. Mentors provide support with CV's, job searches, and employment/training/education interviews.
Support participants becoming part of a new, positive community and establishing a new circle of friends. Our mentors accompany young people to church or other social activities in the first few weeks after their release. In2Out also provides safeguarding advice and support to communities our participants connect to.
Currently, there are 5 mentors, 2 are full-time and 3 are part-time, mainly covering Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and the North East. Each of the mentors enable In2Out to support participants more effectively with local knowledge of services and providers, meaning that we can be more responsive to participants’ needs, as well as reducing travel times and costs.