Authors: Kate Fulton and Claire Winfield
It has long been acknowledged that the most important and effective form of support is Peer Support. Yet it has been hard for local authorities to create the right conditions for Peer Support to flourish. Too often local leaders try to make Peer Support fit within a service-dominated culture rather than encouraging, welcoming and respecting the expertise of their own citizens. This discussion paper describes some of the innovative Peer Support approaches that are emerging and encourages local leaders to build respect for Peer Support into the heart of their approach to personalisation.
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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
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