LLR Peer Mentors shortlisted for PCC Award
The Turning Point Peer Mentors have been shortlisted for the Vulnerability Protection award at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police Crime Commissioner’s Safer Community Celebration on Thursday 30th January 2020.
The nomination was submitted was as follows:
A peer mentor is someone that has lived experience of substance misuse, accessed treatment and is now engaging in recovery. The skills they’ve gained through this process help them to engage, motivate and inspire other service users that are accessing treatment. They can support them into and through the recovery process and can do this in a number of ways:
• Helping service users with accommodation and DWP queries
• Supporting service users into education and employment
• Direct people to food banks/food kitchens
• Hep C advocates
• Meet and greeting clients
• Facilitating peer led groups
• Outreach with recovery workers and projects
• Assertive linkage
• Escorting clients to appointments, rehab, detox and working with the homeless.
• Contacting clients, reminding of appointments and groups
• 1-2-1 Motivational support
They are selfless at giving something back to the community. Everything they do is in their own time.
For the peer mentors this gives them the opportunity to become confident, self-assured and grow their talents. Because of this scheme and what they put into it over the also year 7 peer mentors have found paid employment.
We are proud of our peer mentors and what they do.
We want to recognise our peer mentor for all of their passion and dedication to the service and support. They are an essential part of our team and always put the service users at the heart of roles.