What is a peer broker?

Ever feel like talking to someone who’s been there themselves? People who haven’t used services bring experiences that people from purely professional backgrounds don’t have. They know what it feels like their old lives changed forever. They know what it’s like when other people start to make decisions for them. They know how hard it can be to find hope for the future and to plan for a better life.

Since 2008 adults with “eligible needs” have been able to purchase their own support directly in the form of “personal budgets”. Support brokers help them arrange that support. Peer Brokers offer an extra perspective

About the Course

We will run the course over 10 weeks from September 2012 and January 2013. Sessions will be on Thursday afternoons for around 3 hours each. The course will:

  • help you draw up support plans for yourself or loved ones
  • improve your chances of finding paid or voluntary work in health and social care
  • link you with other people interested in making the most of personal budgets

It will be a friendly environment, with easy access and you can learn at your own pace.

The experience, knowledge and skills that you bring will be the foundation of the course.

It is right for you?

We are looking to recruit a mixed group of people with a range of experiences of health and social care services who can commit the time, energy and enthusiasm to the course. Anyone is welcome to apply, but priority will be given to people not currently in employment.

For more information please visit: www.communityglue.org.uk

email: info@communityglue.org.uk or 01865 403324

Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE