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The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module for second year, final year and masters students with optional module...

Friends Action North East : 1-2-1 Friendship mentor

This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Applications closed on 13 Oct.

FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. A one to one friendship mentor supports an individual with a learning disability and/or Autism who has enrolled on to our programme (friendship finder) to achieve their friendship goals. A mentor will be expected to meet up with their friendship finder once a week/fortnight helping them meet up with existing friends or new people and engage in community activities. A 1-2-1 friendship mentor is not a friend or befriender to the person they are supporting but a mentor who will support their friendship finder to build their own friends.

Hours per week



A compulsory 70 hours is required for the CDM placement for the year, across October - April (terms one and two) Times are flexible within office hours Monday –Fridays 9:30-4:30

DBS required?



Ouseburn farm

Transport details

Accessible by public transport.

Provider details

2 references will be required. Full training will be given including: General induction Training about Friends Action North East Safeguarding Training Health and Safety training

Preferred degree

  • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
  • Volunteering TypeCDM

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