The project is centred on the idea that everyone has the power to turn their life around, regardless of their situation, and use their lived experiences to inspire and support those living through it right now.

The project does this by enabling people to overcome adversity through peer-based social action:

  • by training people with experience of the issues faced by our clients to provide professional and credible services.
  • by supporting people to overcome disadvantage and improve their employment opportunities.
  • by providing intensive support to vulnerable young people at risk of serious violence, enabling positive life choices, breaking the cycle of exploitation and creating safer communities.
  • by supporting women to gain confidence and self-esteem in their own abilities to build a better future through achieving independence and a positive lifestyle.
  • by supporting the criminal justice agencies to reduce re-offending by delivering quality resettlement services that offenders need to help break their cycle of offending.

What's it all about?

The Peer Advisor Programme offers people who have experienced disadvantage and social exclusion the opportunity to train to become professional peer caseworkers whilst helping others in similar situations make positive changes to their lives.

Candidates work towards an accredited Level 3 Advice and Guidance qualification whilst undertaking supported work placements – either with St Giles or partner organisations who share our vision of putting lived experience at the heart of their work - as part of the vocational element of the qualification. This gives them a solid grounding in professional skills.

The combination of this, alongside their lived experiences, brings a powerful tool than can effect positive social change from the grassroots up!

More information

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Send completed applications to:

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