While existing Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy 2017-2021 focuses on preventing homelessness in City of Lincoln, a group of students from Coventry University London in cooperation with Creative Rebel (Lincoln based community interest company) decided to take action towards reducing the number of homeless young people of Lincolnshire by arranging a set of coaching and mentoring sessions/workshops with those in need.
Is that actually achievable?
We have decided to invite Lincolnshire seniors who are still eager to contribute and bring value to the local community. Them taking part in this project would be extremely helpful especially when it comes to such sensitive matters. Everyone would benefit from participating in our project:
- youngsters will receive any kind of advice and/or mentoring from experienced seniors,
- involved senior citizens would be more engaged in social life, share their life experience and will not feel lonely and isolated from society.
The idea of the project is to organize a venue, where during mentoring and coaching sessions (both in groups and individual) local seniors would share their experiences and knowledge in order to help youth to find their aspiration and a way to find their place in the world, they will advice homeless youngsters on existing opportunities to get a better and more meaningful life.
For the pilot project 4 workshops would be arranged.
Collected funds will be used for:
- community centre venue hire (2 hours per session),
- marketing materials printing (leaflets and handouts),
- transportation costs for senior citizens (where needed),
- tea/coffee/water for participants.