If you live in Sincil Bank; are looking to make a change; want to feel better about yourself; want to access training/volunteering/employment opportunities; want support whilst settling into a new community; need help setting goals or aims, then this is the project for you.

We offer free 1:1 coaching/mentoring to residents living in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln in order to help residents that might be wanting to make a change in their lives or to feel better connected within the community.

This was initially commissioned as part of a much wider Community Based project to help residents in the area (July 2019-20). 

Prior to the pandemic we visited almost 1600 houses in the area, providing information about our coaching/mentoring and work other partners were doing in the area in a variety of languages spoken in what is a really diverse and interesting area, in Lincoln.

Once the pandemic arrived we were able to continue the work online via Facetime, Zoom and Mobile. Initially we made calls to participants to make sure people were okay and had access to what they needed, linking them in with practical help available in the area, if this was necessary.

We also established a local podcast called surfing the sixes and sevens in which we invited over 20 individuals living or working in the area to chat about their interests and any tips they had for local people about coping during the lockdowns – currently this has achieved nearly 750 listens.

Currently we are offering some coaching support to some individual participants in the area and have been involved in facilitating a couple of online community celebrations (Christmas 2020 and Spring Easter 2021). We are just about to plan the last quarter for the project now that lock down restrictions are being steadily relaxed and we are hoping to be able to begin to be active in the community and helping people to feel more connected with the opportunities around them.

If you’d like to find out more, give us a ring to say hello or send me an email at ian.enright@developmentplus.org.uk