Our Projects

Empowered Lives Peer Mentoring Programme

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The Empowered Lives Peer Mentoring Programme aim to support individuals who wish to make a change in their lives and empower themselves.

Our friendly peer mentor team will tailor support in areas that meet your goals and help you recognise changes you could make to enhance your overall well-being.

This is a three-week support programme that combines one-to-one phone support and online peer mentor group workshops delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Here is a list of workshops covered in the Empowered Lives Peer Mentoring Programme

  • General Health Awareness

  • Healthy Diet Awareness

  • Physical Activity & Exercise Awareness

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Managing Mental Health

  • Motivation, Communication & Confidence Building Employability Skills

  • CV Writing

  • Interview Skills

Disability Advocacy

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Sometimes having a disability can make it harder to access mainstream services and can make people vulnerable to discrimination and abuse. This can include missing out on jobs or services, being pressured to make a decision or choice, or being abused or neglected.

Advocacy can assist disabled people to speak out for themselves or for others who are at risk of being disadvantaged or treated improperly as a result of disability.

If you have a disability we can support you to have your voice heard on a range of issues such as:

  • Your health care and treatment

  • Social services

  • Housing

  • Finance

  • Benefits

  • Human rights issues

We provide advocacy to adults, carers and family of those with long-term health conditions.

Our services are independent from local authority services and what you tell us will remain confidential (unless of a life-threatening nature). 

Safe Reporting Centre

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Empowerment is registered with Northumbria Police as a Safe Reporting Centre for disability hate crime.

We provide a supportive environment for people to report hate crime and anti-social behaviour to the police.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person or group because of hostility or prejudice towards that person or groups. If anyone hurts or upsets you or damages your property because you are disabled, they are committing a hate crime. A victim does not have to be a member of a group that is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

By reporting hate crimes when they happen, you may be able to prevent more incidents from happening to you. Reporting the incident may also prevent further incidents from happening to someone else.