The Peer Support service assists consumers in building a support network by connecting them to another person who has a similar disability and has experienced similar barriers in living independently. This connection allows both the consumer and peer mentor to share their experiences and knowledge with one another for the purpose of improving their independence.
Some examples may include:
- Making adjustments to a newly acquired disability
- Experiencing changes in living arrangements
- Learning to use community services better
- Communications and problem solving
If you think you would benefit from being a peer mentor or if you are interested in obtaining additional information about becoming a peer mentor, please contact us.