Confident Communities

Contact name: 
Rina Patel / Tina Black
Address: 
Unit 17 The Springboard Centre
Mantle Lane
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3DW
Telephone: 
07474 096882
Directory Entry: 

We run a community peer-support group for adults with low confidence and literacy difficulties. Our informal room provides a safe therapeutic environment where people can receive small group or one-to-one help with their reading and writing. We have professional staff as well as peer volunteers who help new members to feel welcomed and at ease. The aim is to build confidence and a sense of belonging to the group. Members are invited to weekly group lunches and are encouraged to participate in the running of the group, once their confidence is built up. We also train learners to become peer mentors themselves, teaching them specialist strategies for supporting adults with dyslexia and other difficulties, and coaching them in assertiveness, self-awareness, empathy and self-responsibility. We also provide a diagnostic service for Irlen Syndrome, which affects learning and has disabling symptoms such as migraine, headaches, severe fatigue and light sensitivity (see www.irlen.com).

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