Autism Peer Support Workers project

 

Skills for Care is working with The National Autistic Society (NAS), Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Disorders CIC (SEDS) and ReSolve Development on a project funded by Health Education England (HEE) to learn about the skills, knowledge and values needed by autistic people to work as paid autism peer supporters.

 

They’re looking to work in co-production and would like to hear from:

  • people who already are or have recently been an autistic peer supporter (paid or voluntary)
  • autistic people who have used peer support (about autism, or any other topic)
  • peer support workers (paid) on any topic / situation (for example carers, dementia, cancer, eating disorders, mental health, chronic pain etc.)
  • autistic people who want to use peer support
  • family carers / advocates of autistic people who may wish to use, or work as peer supporters
  • employers of autistic peer supporters or those considering employing peer supporters.
  • other interested parties.

 

They’ll be holding online workshops lasting one hour for up to 12 people. There will be at least two facilitators in each discussion, and one will be autistic. For those who can’t attend one of the workshops but would still like to support this project they’re also providing the following options for people to feedback on:

  • one to one discussions
  • online survey.

They’ll be pleased to hear from other autistic led groups and organisations, or organisations employing peer supporters.

If you want to work in co-production with them please CLICK HERE

(web address https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Getting-involved/Get-involved-in-our-work/Get-involved-in-our-work.aspx )

People participating in workshops or booked a one to one discussion (who are not being paid by an organisation to do so) will be eligible to claim any expenses and payment for their time through our participation policy.

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