The Elevate Community Mentorship Programme is the pilot of a new way of working in Northern Ireland. We recognise that networking and peer to peer learning are core elements of good community development practice.
We have partnered with five organisations across Northern Ireland (one in each Trust area) that we believe demonstrate excellent community development practice and a solid commitment to tackling health inequalities. They will each support five local organisations through a structured mentorship Programme which will entail one to one support and tailored peer to peer and group sessions. We will create opportunities for them to learn from the mentorship organisation and from each other.
The ARC Healthy Living Centre aims to improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health activities and services. ARC provides shared space, basing a range of health and well being services within the Centre. The ARC actively promotes community participation and volunteering – services are run for local people, by local people.