mentoring

Living, loving, laughing, learning

“No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”

Barbara de Angelis

“Our absenteeism was at 25–30%. Within a week of the mentoring it dropped to 0% and has continued at less than 2% for the last 8 months.”

Jeff Shepherd, Broadway Tyres

Helping an elderly woman

“You have given us these skills and they are free.  We always had them inside ourselves but we had forgotten.  Now we know they are there we can use them”   Ellen

Mentoring for Nursing and Residential Homes

We offer informal and formal mentoring. Informal mentoring can be as short as a ten minute phone call, following up after a course or supporting commitments the individual made; formal mentoring typically lasts one hour, but can last longer, depending on the needs of the individual.

Our mentoring is available to anyone and has included a wide range of business professionals, from individuals who require one-to-one support to think strategically and practically, to corporate executives, looking for a fresh pair of eyes and the opportunity to think more creatively.

The Caring for Care Homes approach to mentoring is underpinned by the same principles and values as all our other programmes. It incorporates the same processes and tools that are used for all our training events to ensure a holistic approach, but in a one-to-one format.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a confidential, developmental process by which one person assists another to grow, learn and overcome obstacles in a safe, sympathetic relationship.

Mentoring is an informal partnership in which Mentor and Mentee work together as equals.

Mentoring provides advice and guidance; it is based on the values of trust, mutual respect and friendship, and it helps to build self-reliance.

By sharing experience, knowledge and insights, a Mentee can gain new skills and new perspectives from their Mentor.

The process

The agenda for each meeting is agreed by the Mentor and Mentee. Typically the process will follow the following format :

  • Where are you now?
  • Where do you want to be?
  • Identification of the problem/challenges
  • Establish the most likely causes and consider the effects

  • Identify possible solutions
  • Select solutions within your capabilities
  • Plan actions
  • Implement the planned actions

Caring for Care Homes tools, such as strategising and radiant problem solving are used as appropriate to support the process.

The benefits for the Mentee

  • A source of guidance and perspective
  • A safe space to try out ideas
  • Helps in understanding others’ behaviour
  • An opportunity for personal, reflective space
  • A source of stretch and challenge
  • Recognition of their value
  • Access to networks and other learning resources

If you would like a free one hour mentoring session please contact Georgeanne on 07765 045939

Together creating truly great care for older people