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Peer Advocacy

Giving a community voice to people with disabilities

When: October 2015 to June 2016

Where: Residential home for adults with PMLD in Dunstable

We have trained 4 young people with learning difficulties to be Peer Advocates at a residential home for adults with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities).  The Peer Advocates are now able to:

  • Give their own views on the environment and culture at the home
  • Speak up for people with PMLD
  • Identify good and bad practice
  • Share interests and experiences
  • Feel they were shaping and improving services.

The Peer Advocates began to create a Code of Practice for Peer Advocacy, and were gaining the skills to become trainers of other Peer Advocates.  Sadly, due to time limitations and lack of funding, this work was unable to continue.