Are you a disabled person, someone with a long-term condition or a parent carer?
- Are you facing a change, want to explore different options for support or want to build your skills or confidence?
- Would you like to talk to someone who’s had similar experience to you?
Then one-to-one peer support may be just what you’re looking for!
How does one-to-one peer support work?
You’ll be matched with a peer supporter – they’ll have experience that’s relevant for you.
- you’ll meet one-to-one with them, usually several times – you’ll agree how many times, how often, and what the purpose of your time together is when you first meet
- each meeting will last for a maximum of two hours and be an opportunity for you to talk, and very importantly, to be listened to
- you’ll agree how long you go on meeting for – usually a few weeks or months
Who are the peer supporters?
They’re people like you who’ve been trained to offer peer support. They work to guidelines and are supported to make sure they work safely and offer you good support. They use their own lived experience to support you to:
- explore or learn new things
- make decisions about things that are important to you
- deal with change
– always with the aim of helping you to become more confident, skilled, knowledgeable and resilient.
I’m interested! What should I do now?
If you already use an LCiL service, speak to your Independent Living Officer, Payroll Officer or Advice Worker (Grapevine) – they’ll pass your details on so that you can be matched.
If you want to find out more about referring someone to this service or think you may benefit yourself and are interested in finding out more contact Emma on 0131 475 2350/2554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flyer to download in PDF here: one-to-one-peer-support-flyer