Mentoring and support

We are passionate and enthusiastic about the work we do and want to join our clients on their recovery journey offering empathy and a non-judgemental attitude to help encourage and motivate you to set achievable goals.

Our mentoring and support projects, workshops and services are designed specifically with the needs of every client in mind. If you don’t see a service listed here that will help you or someone you know please contact us so we can point you in the right direction.

New Leaf Housing for Women

This is our newest project. We hope that it will demonstrate high degrees of success in both housing and supporting women who are chronically street homeless. 

New Leaf Housing for Women plans to provide a comprehensive support package to help vulnerable homeless women in Eastbourne maintain their tenancies and move them towards living fully independently. 

The “New Leaf” Project is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving women experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional support and services as needed.

East Sussex Sisters Moving On

Group work around assertiveness
and self-confidence

  • Learn how to say “No!”
  • Learn how to deal with conflict constructively
  • Learn how to practice a range of techniques of assertive communication
  • Breaking behaviour patterns
  • Gaining control of yourself 
 
Please contact Charmaine at charmaine@reformedeastsussex.co.uk or call 01323 419514 for more information.

Through the Gate

Through the Gate is a mentoring service available to any offender resettling back into the community. Typically, participants who are in the last 10-12 weeks of their sentence are referred to the Through the Gate worker, as a minimum our worker will arrange to meet the service user whilst they are still in prison and explain the service, approximately 2 weeks prior to release.

We support ex-prisoners at one of their most vulnerable points, in order to achieve the following:

  • Reduce the likelihood of re-offending
  • Make communities safer
  • Improve the chances for ex-offenders resettling back into the community

As a mentor we will provide support and guidance for particular vulnerabilities such as the following:

  • No fixed abode
  • Mental or physical health issues and sign posting to particular organisations
  • Substance misuse and sign posting to particular organisations
  • Any other vulnerability that may impact on their ability to return home from custody and resettlement

We will also assist in supporting offenders with understanding the availability of benefits in assistance in living costs.

On the day of release our Through the Gate worker will meet the service user at the prison gate, and escort them to initial appointments with the Offender Manager and other support agencies if required. 

At the end of the 12 months we will complete onward referrals with the service user for long term support.

Through the Gate is a mentoring service available to any offender resettling back into the community. Typically, participants who are in the last 10-12 weeks of their sentence are referred to the Through the Gate worker, as a minimum our worker will arrange to meet the service user whilst they are still in prison and explain the service, approximately 2 weeks prior to release.

We support ex-prisoners at one of their most vulnerable points, in order to achieve the following:

  • Reduce the likelihood of re-offending
  • Make communities safer
  • Improve the chances for ex-offenders resettling back into the community

As a mentor we will provide support and guidance for particular vulnerabilities such as the following:

  • No fixed abode
  • Mental or physical health issues and sign posting to particular organisations
  • Substance misuse and sign posting to particular organisations
  • Any other vulnerability that may impact on their ability to return home from custody and resettlement

We will also assist in supporting offenders with understanding the availability of benefits in assistance in living costs.

On the day of release our Through the Gate worker will meet the service user at the prison gate, and escort them to initial appointments with the Offender Manager and other support agencies if required. 

At the end of the 12 months we will complete onward referrals with the service user for long term support.

Help us ensure our support remains

By donating to R.E.S you are enabling us to continue running these services and helping people in Eastbourne, East Sussex and beyond. Please only donate what you feel you can spare. Thank you so much for your continued support.

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