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Here you can find the Peer support Training manual. For an introduction, click Here

  1. Peer Support: definitions, its importance and what you can offer. Questioning via the Socratic Method for self evaluation and gaining knowledge. Skills – listening, communicating, taking notes, record keeping. Code of ethics, safeguarding, mental capacity, diversity and equality, data protection.

  2. Self Directed Support: defining needs, benefits check, personalisation/direct payments process, RAS/needs assessment, financial assessment, types of payment e.g. personal budget/individual budget/direct payment, personal/support plan, getting the money, keeping records.

  3. Helping People find Community Services: organising your support, employing people, advert, interviews, job offer, CRB/references, contract, tax, pay matters, sharing resources, developing your own services, shared services, other forms of support, buying goods and services.

  4. Helping People with Employment Issues: finding employment, the law in relation to disabilities, where to look, starting on your own, your skills, CV, interview preparation, selling yourself, effects on benefits, resources in job finding.

  5. Useful Forms and Resources



Complete Peer Support Manual