Peer Advocacy

July 10th, 2019

WECIL are very pleased to announce an exciting new 12-month project funded by the South Gloucestershire Learning Difficulty Development Fund.

The project will work with 5 volunteers who all have a lived experience of having a learning difficulty and provide training, development and support for them to become Peer Advocates.

A Peer Advocate is someone who can help you to have your voice heard and make important decisions by sharing their own experiences. 

An open monthly discussion group will run anyone from South Gloucester who has a learning difficulty can attend to discuss important issues around education, employment, health, relationships and housing and get access to information from experts in those areas.

The project will work to empower people who identify as having a learning difficulty to make informed decisions about their lives with the support of someone who has been through a similar situation.

The project will also offer ongoing support to volunteers to help them achieve their long term goals for example around finding employment.

We are currently looking for volunteers who would like to be a Peer Advocate to support the project and others.

Please download the easy read information below for further information about the project and volunteering opportunities.

Peer Advocacy Project Information

If you would like more information about this project then please contact Rhianon:


Telephone: 0117 947 9911 Mobile: 07973 686 389



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