Supported by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, Peer Circles is a peer support project helping severely disadvantaged people to overcome multiple barriers to access training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Peer Circles offers practical and emotional help to reduce social isolation, build skills and confidence, and work towards employment.
The project is specifically aimed at people who are highly marginalised and need help to address multiple and complex issues. These could include homelessness, a history of offending, substance misuse issues and difficulties engaging with mainstream services.
A key strength of Peer Circles is using specially trained individuals known as Peer Advisors to offer help. They have first-hand experience of overcoming disadvantages themselves and really understand what their clients are going through.
This is a partnership project involving leading organisations in their fields – St Giles Trust, Evolve Housing + Support, Look Ahead Care, Support and Housing, Shelter, Change Grow Live and Warrior Programme. Each organisation brings its own key strengths to the project for the benefit of the people it helps.
Peer Circles works across London and will bring positive benefits to other organisations and local communities through its impact.
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