The Peer Partnership Coordinator’s Forum – May 2022

The Peer Coordinators Forum for professionals working in peer support and service user involvement in Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos.

Date: Tuesday 17 May, 2022 - 09:30 to 11:00

This event is hosted by the Peer Partnership. Register your place on Eventbrite.

May 2022 Forum

The Peer Partnership Coordinators Forum is for organisations who are delivering or considering implementing peer support and/or service-user involvement, in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.

It is an opportunity to meet with others running peer support services, hear updates relevant to peer support, share best practice and see what information and resources may be available to help us in our roles.

The forum meets four times a year and offers opportunities for you to network, highlight the important work you are doing, as well as a chance to learn from each other. We also hope by having this forum we will contribute to the overall promotion and spread of peer support and service-user involvement locally across the VCSE sector.



Introductions and check in - A chance for attendees to get to know what everyone is doing in their peer support programs. Attendees will be split into groups to meet each other and find out about the work they are doing.


Spotlighted Service – Denise Swain, Coordinator for Sirona’s Type 2 Diabetes Peer Support Service will highlight their program and talk about issues relating to communicating to volunteers about convictions that come up on DBS checks.


Best Practice - Janine Starr, Support and Development Officer for VOSCUR will be discussing best practice in the recruitment of volunteers and a discussion between attendees of their current methods.


Discussion – What would help the peer support sector to thrive? Attendees will be split into groups to discuss what help peer support services might need to support them in providing services in Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos.


For more information about The Peer Partnership, please visit our website here.

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