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paid for support

COVEY offers tailored befriending and mentoring packages through Self Directed Support (SDS). We can also provide paid-for support to individuals who self-refer or are supported by other organisations to access our services.

Paid mentors are recruited and fully trained to provide one-to-one support which is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual.
  • One-to-one with a COVEY staff member;
  • Packages are built around the participant's and family's requirements;
  • Outings are usually weekly; lasting on average between 2 - 5 hours from pick up to drop off;
  • Outings can take place Mon - Sat, between 9:00 and 21:00.
We strive to provide participants with a high quality service, guided by participants' views and wishes while working towards agreed goals.

We aim to provide as great a level of flexibility as possible in our pairings, whilst also ensuring quality working practices for our COVEY staff and have vigorous safeguarding processes to ensure that families and participants have the support of the full COVEY team during their time with us.

Referral Criteria

Referrals can come from Social Work, Education, the Voluntary Sector and direct referrals from the SDS recipient and/or their family.

Currently we consider supporting young people and adults up to the age of 30 to develop their confidence, to increase their social skills and to embrace new opportunities and experiences.

Please note that we are unable to provide personal care, administer medication or work with young people in crisis.

Contact the office to arrange to speak to one of our paid-for Support staff members to discuss possibilities.

"I love COVEY. It makes me happy and relaxed!"

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