The Welcome Mentors “WM” is a service commissioned by Kirklees Councils Communities Service, Third Sector Leaders “TSL” in Kirklees manage the programme working closely with the Councils Migration and Refugee Resettlement Team.
The WM is a befriending service and the team is playing such a vital role especially now during CO19 to reduce isolation and loneliness.
When an individual or a family have been referred, the WM team match them with the right mentor to provide a suitable support.
Currently, there are 70 active welcome mentor across Kirklees. They look after refugees, asylum seekers and migrants individuals and families on daily basis.
In the below video an explanation about the role of WM, what do they on daily basis and what is the criteria of a good welcome mentor. You don’t need to invest a lot of time to join the team and become a mentor. This is an open invitation for everyone to join the Welcome Mentor Team.