Peer Advocacy

If someone has kicked you whilst you are sleeping, urinated on you or verbally assaulted you have real experience of being without a safe and secure home. You know how to overcome barriers that stopped you and others from escaping this terrible situation.

Our Homeless Heath Peer Advocate Service is a training programme for people with lived experience of homelessness to harness their own knowledge and understanding, whilst developing new skills and experience to support others in their journey out of homelessness.

“Becoming a Peer Advocate will open up new career opportunities and will help advance my skillset. It’s also created a new support network for me.” – Lee

Peer Advocates will be trained to provide practical and emotional support to those experiencing homelessness. This includes helping to navigate services such as healthcare, mental health support, substance misuse, benefits, housing and being there when things get tough.

Peer Advocates commit to participate in the programme for six months. By the end of this period, many will have gained practical skills and valuable experience, having achieved personal goals positioning them well to move into long-term employment opportunities. Read more about the service in our helpful leaflet. (8.35MB pdf)

If you would like to ask a question about the service or to refer someone who would benefit from our support, please email becky.slade@lightprojectpeterborough.org.uk.