AoD Connect - Peer SupportWhat is AoD Connect? -
A Peer Support Project for disabled people to become Independent and Confident 21st
Who is Eligible?
- Anyone aged 18 or over with a disability or long term health condition.
- Connecting disabled people to
- Courses - such as Disability Equality, Confidence Building and Digital Inclusion
- Peer Support Groups - including interest or activity groups, such as IT, knitting, cooking or swimming
- Common Experience Groups - such as health and wellbeing, coping with pain, access issues.
- Social Activities in a range of venues.
All of the groups - activities will be Peer-Led, chosen and facilitated by the participants
Improve your confidence, learn new skills - become a volunteer!
Get in touch - come along and join in!
Overcoming Barriers Together
What is Peer SupportPeer Support is about people coming together to form peer support groups because they share a common experience or concern.
Some groups focus on information sharing and emotional support, others offer an opportunity to socialize and form friendships. Groups form and change according to the members' needs.
A peer support approach nurtures social support networks and supportive communities.
It gives each person valued input, equal involvement and shared responsibility for group tasks.
Everyone shares the common ground of the same issue, difficulty or experience, making everyone the same.
Each individual receives support but also offers support to others.
Participation enhances confidence and self-esteem, from the opportunity to help others and from accepting help.
Disability Connect WestminsterThis project supports deaf and disabled people between 18 and 60 years old who live in the borough of Westminster to access services and opportunities in the community
Getting Out and About in the Community
Supporting those who would like to build their confidence in travelling so they can pursue leisure and social activities they are interested in.
Referring People to Appropriate Services
Providing details of where people can access advice and information. Education and Training – Support with accessing training courses and help with enrolment and accessing any additional support needed.
Peer Support Groups / Workshops
An opportunity to meet other service users, share information and ideas and offer each other support.
For More Information, Contact:
Yasmin Mian – Project Co-ordinator
0203 080 0385 - 07825 373 859 -firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Payments Peer Support
A group for people accessing Direct Payments, enabling them to come together in a safe and comfortable space to talk and collectively:
Making the most of YOUR Direct Payments
- Give and get basic support, problem solve and learn from each other
- Share their knowledge and experience of receiving a direct payment.
- Feel more confident asking for information or advice or challenging bad practice
- Access regular guest speakers and organisations
Disability ForumWe are a group of local disabled people who volunteer their time and expertise to make a better borough.
We work hard to influence people who make policy in order to improve local services.
Active groups include a planning group - we review and comment on planning applications to ensure local public places are accessible and well-designed for everyone.
We're always open to offers of help - if you've a little time to give and a passion to make a difference you'd be welcome. Join us!