The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme

The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 


  • 1-2-1 Mentoring services for vulnerable young people aged 8 - 25 that are going through problems or difficulties.  We provide a trained volunteer mentor to support them. These young people suffer from low self esteem, loneliness, some self harm or have attempted suicide.  Others have been bullied, been abused or experienced domestic violence.  Some have learning difficulties, Aspersers or Autism etc., We have many positive results where young people often become mentors themselves after experiencing good support.  
  • We provide volunteering opportunities and work experience for young people aged 14 upwards and adults of all ages.  Opportunities include Office work, reception work, fundraising, Customer Care in our Family Centre and many other opportunities.  Accredited and non-accredited training is provided.
  • Training opportunities for the general public in a variety of topics i.e. Mentoring, Money Management, Anger Management, Parenting, Foodwise, Nutrition, CV writing - and many more.  Training is accredited, non-accredited and informal.
  • We provide forums and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Plus - We also work with children and families within this group.  Training is provided for organisations/schools to educate people to their needs. There are very few services in Wales and we pride ourselves in making a difference.  Our waiting list continues to grow. Our forums are well attended and events are popular. 
  • Our Family Centre provides the general public with support, guidance and a friendly ear.  We help people with job search, encourage interest groups to form i.e. older men, veterans, wheelchair users and partially sighted.  We have women’s groups that have formed naturally and many lonely people have now found new interests and made friends. The family centre has a large lounge, therapeutic garden, teaching kitchen, training facilities and coffee bar.  Over 600 people use it each year, many of which would be classed as vulnerable or have mental health issues. 



  • Employs suitable, trained and experienced staff.
  • Ensures resources/funding is available
  • Monitors individual projects
  • Gets feedback from staff, volunteers, clients regularly
  • Undertakes surveys of community needs and sources specific grants to meet these needs
  • Monitors income and expenditure and keeps track of individual grants providing reports to funders 

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