Mentors are people at their very best. Never underestimate the value of giving someone
Pure Insight works with young people leaving children's homes and foster care. Many care leavers do manage to build successful lives but most need a helping hand along the way.
Mentors commit to a minimum of two years to provide practical and emotional support to a young person who needs reliable support networks.
Do you have a talent and some spare time? We have plenty of opportunity for you to support us if you do...
We currently have an extended team of volunteers that provide support updating our Website, data/information management, fundraising, administration, marketing.... the list goes on.
If you feel you can help please get in touch.
We run various projects across Stockport and Cheshire East. Our volunteers do all sorts of things from helping with cooking, supporting various activities (crafting, outdoor activities etc), just being there to listen. Is this something you would be interested in supporting?
Are you a care leaver that has a passion to give back? We run a Peer Mentoring programme where care leavers support looked after children.
The single most important voice is that of looked after children who tell us that they “know what it (being in care) is like” and that the peer mentor can say “we know how you feel and we actually do”.
WE'RE SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS, PLEASE JOIN US!
Volunteers are people at their very best. Never underestimate the value of giving someone your time.
Can you commit time to make a difference to one of our young people.
We are now a registered charity with Amazon Smile. Please take a minute to register us as a charity of choice. Thank you x
MAKE A DONATION
Although we are extremely lucky and receive funding for some of our services we still have a HUGE amount that we have to fund ourselves. We do a lot of personal fundraising and our wonderful volunteers also fundraise on our behalf too. We are constantly looking at new ways to support our young people and of course that costs money! If you feel you could provide a regular or one donation we (Pure Insight and our young people) would be so grateful. Just click on the link below.... Thank you x
DID YOU KNOW?
The Governments Keep on Caring Strategy (2016) fed back the views of care leavers nationally:
“They reported that leaving care still felt like a ‘cliff-edge’, where they were suddenly responsible for managing budgets, running a home; and maintaining their participation in education or work on their own – with insufficient preparation for these challenges.”
But overwhelmingly, the biggest issue raised by care leavers was one of isolation and loneliness; and the difficulty of navigating their way through their late teens and early twenties without a strong and stable social network to support them.
Government research which underpinned the Care Leavers Strategy gives a snapshot of the huge inequalities experienced by care leavers, who:
comprise 27% of the adult prison population; 40% of those under 21
are 25% of those living on the streets
are 4 times more likely to commit suicide in adulthood than the wider population
do worse at school with only 15.3% achieving 5 good GCSE’s compared to 57.9% of the wider population
are twice as likely not to be in education, employment or training (NEETs) compared to other young people.
25% of young women leaving care are pregnant or mothers
only 6% go into HE compared to 38% of the wider population
70% of sex workers have been in care as a child