Peer Support

‘’It gives me something to look forward to’’ Chris

''It has made me feel more confident in myself, I now do things that I would never have tried beforehand’’ Erica

Available to anyone living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES or North Somerset, 18 years or over

Our Peer Support Community brings disabled people together to share experiences, support each other and try new things. The Community enjoys regular meetups, workshops, activities, day trips and training sessions. We work together to create social opportunities, based on the wants and needs of the community.

  • Would you like to share your experiences with others and learn from theirs?
  • Would you like to learn new skills and try out activities that you and your peers have organised?
  • Would you like to visit interesting local attractions that might otherwise be difficult to reach on your own?

If any of the above relates to you, then please join our friendly Peer Support Community! 

WECIL runs regular meet up sessions across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire , organised by specially trained volunteers who are disabled people themselves. The group decides what they would like the session to include and then goes about making it happen! Previous activities have included: drumming workshops, ‘researching your family tree’, accessible sports and creative writing.

Regular meetup sessions will also soon take place in BANES. For more information please keep checking our website or contact Peer Support directly. 

Regular sessions 

Southmead

12pm – 2pm

Last Tuesday of the month

The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, Bristol BS10 5PY

Yate

Farmhouse Pub, Wellington Road, Bristol, BS37 5UY

12pm – 2pm

First Tuesday of the month 

Knowle

12pm – 2pm

Last Monday of the month

The Park Local Opportunity Centre, 45 Daventry Road, Bristol BS4 1DQ.

Creative Challenge

12.30 – 2.30pm 

Last Thursday of the month

The Trinity Centre, Bristol, BS2 0NE

Fishponds Pub Social evening

6pm – 7.30pm

Second Tuesday of the month

The Old Post Office, Bristol, BS16 3TT

Nailsea meetup

12 – 2 pm

2nd Monday of each month

The Glassmaker Pub

Nailsea Craft Group

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

65 High Street

Weston Super Mare Activity Group

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

3rd Monday of every month

For All Healthy Living Centre 

Singing and Music

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Every other Wednesday, see our Calendar for specific dates

The Greenway Centre, Southmead

Indoor Archery

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Every other Wednesday, please see our Calendar for specific dates

The Park Centre, Knowle

For exact dates, and details of other activities we run – please see our calendar

The project has been funded by the Big Lottery – all sessions are free or low cost to attend. We can support people with transport or access needs.  Please get in touch if you feel there is something that prevents you from joining in – we are here to help you find solutions. 

If you’d like to find out more, come along to one of the sessions, and / or train as a volunteer, please contact the team on 0117 947 9942 or email

peersupport@wecil.co.uk. 

 

Disabled woman at Bristol Harbourside
Collette’s story

“As a Peer Support volunteer, I found disabled people supporting and advising each other, benefiting from sharing experiences.

“My experiences travelling abroad meant I could help someone else plan their first trip on a plane. This sort of project would have really helped me when I was younger.”

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