SELF HELP UK
Lloyds Bank Foundation: Apply for unrestricted funding
This new funding programme will support small specialist charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000 who are helping people overcome complex issues like homelessness, addiction and domestic abuse.
Volunteering as a service user in the UK
A survey of 253 peer volunteers across the criminal justice, homelessness, substance misuse and complex needs sectors. The survey focused on peers' experiences of training, support, help with employability, remuneration and control over the work they do as volunteers.
Peer Volunteers website and best practice guide
Website to accompany a document that sets out best practice in supporting peer volunteers derived from and informed by the lived experience of more than 250 peer volunteers. It recognises that peer volunteers in different organisations will operate in different ways and will have different support needs. The guide was co-produced with a team of eight people with lived experience of criminal justice and/or substance misuse and/or homelessness.
Peer Housing Support Program
The Peer Housing Support Program is a Lived Experience community-driven initiative, dedicated to providing support with, and a sense of community and belonging for, people transitioning from experiences of homelessness to safe and stable housing of their choice.
Evaluate Peer Support
Focusing on public health this website helps you develop, implement and evaluate peer support and gives many examples such as HIV and diabetes peer support groups.
Peer-Run Respite Evaluation Form
Permission proforma outlining contact preferences for service users to complete their evaluation of a peer run respite service.
Leave No One Behind: Engaging and empowering people in hepatitis C care and treatment through peer support
This report outlines The Hepatitis C Trust's peer-to-peer support programme, which involves staff and volunteer peers using lived experience to break down barriers, raise awareness, and support people to access testing and treatment, in support of the UK's target to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health concern by 2030.
Peer Support: Working with the VCSE Sector
We argue that the knowledge, skills, experience and resources of the VCSE sector are valuable in establishing a network of peer support within and across local communities and outline the benefits of creating links and working in partnership between NHS peer support and local VCSE organisations, with some examples of good practice. As a thought piece, the document is designed to be thought-provoking and offer perspectives on critical issues regarding Peer Support Workers and the wider health and social care system. This work has been commissioned by Health Education England with the aim of making a helpful contribution to understanding, planning and expanding the presence of Peer Support Workers in health and care settings.
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