How We Got Started
The Mentor Ring was established as a limited company by guarantee with charitable objectives in December 2010, and established as a registered charity in November 2012.
Our vision is that no individual should be excluded from active participation in employment, training, education, community life or leisure and social activities because of cultural, language, physical, mental or emotional health and well-being issues or lifestyle choices; and that everyone should be able to enjoy a healthy self-esteem and reach their full potential.
We aim to build stronger and more cohesive communities by enhancing understanding between diverse sections of the community, building mutual respect and tolerance and by overcoming the barriers to social inclusion – and these principles are reflected throughout our organisation, out staff, volunteers, clients, funders and supporters, and also the way in which we conduct our business.
We are a socially inclusive organisation built on the principles of respect for human rights, diversity with our society and the promotion of equality for all.
Although our origins and offices are currently located within the South Cardiff area and our original focus was on addressing the barriers to social inclusion particularly faced by local BAME communities within this locality, our aspiration is to grow our sphere of operations by degrees to become recognised Cardiff-wide, across South Wales as a whole and – in time – to become a Wales-wide mentoring service provider.