Peer support is different from services provided by professionals. It does not try to find solutions to every problem or give direct advice. Peer support is about giving people a time and place where they can hear from others in a similar situation and make their own choices.
The Diabetes UK Peer Support Programme is about bringing people with diabetes together in their local area to share experiences of living with the condition and to get practical tips from others about how to live well. A number of groups are being set up which will be led by a Peer Support Programme Facilitator who can organise the meetings, facilitate group discussion and signpost people to useful services and information in their locality.
This will enable more people living with diabetes to manage their condition well while feeling supported and valued.
We are now recruiting for Peer Support Programme Facilitator Volunteers. This is an exciting time to be involved as we look to increase our reach across South Lincolnshire. We will be launching groups in Grantham, Skegness, Gainsborough and Spalding during 2017, and need your help to make change happen.
By creating a powerful network of care and support, we can develop a world in which diabetes can do no harm.
If you would like to be part of the journey, get in touch today to find out more. For further information, please read through the Facilitator role description (Word, 118KB)