peer support

The stories told by young people are taught in an online classroom environment. The curriculum includes four modules:

1. Is success a ‘chance’ event or do we create it?

2. Choosing the right mates for your journey

3. Career choices

Ecosynergy Group, a research for development centre, has partnered with the Fast Track Inclusion Trust to produce a number of peer-learning resources based on applied research projects conducted in New Zealand.

Topics range from building resilience, developing new micro-enterprise initiatives to raising children with disabilities.

Independent evaluation of the PTP Support Programme assignments. It presents the findings from two components of the evaluation comprising an online end of assignment survey and five case studies to explore how LAs used the PTP support and any impacts it was perceived to have.

Paper that makes a first attempt at assessing whether peer support provides value for money, looking specifically at whether peer support workers can reduce psychiatric inpatient bed use, either by preventing admissions or by shortening lengths of stay. Because of the very high cost of inpatient care, the savings that result from even small changes in bed use may be sufficient to outweigh the costs of employing peer workers.

The peer challenge programme is an integral part of the sector-led improvement programme. While originally conceived as a centrally run system with a number of ‘early adopter’ councils, peer challenge has developed on a regional basis. Each region now has its own programme manager, a lead-Chief Executive, a lead-Lead Member for Children’s Services, and a leadDirector of Children’s Services (DCS) who drive forward the regional approach.

Very little is currently known about the practice of using offenders as peer mentors. This study seeks to begin to address this gap in our knowledge and has four key objectives: • to develop the evidence-base regarding the practice of using offenders in peer mentoring roles • to establish what works (and what does not) • to identify the individual and wider benefits and how these can be maximised in future provision • to develop principles of 'best practice'.

One of a suite of discussion papers, which focuses on one element of the community brokerage model and its link to the New Script for Social Work.

The paper aims to explore and support the development of peer support as an intrinsic element of a community based approach.