Recovered addicts mentoring recovering addicts through recovery is a widely-used practice in services for substance abusers. Peer mentorship seems to make perfect sense when rehabilitating substance abusers, as well as ex-offenders, as it helps to create a supportive social network; to reduce isolation. Although its effectiveness is still being researched, services for homeless people are also beginning to adopt a peer-to-peer approach.
A research project into one such peer support model was undertaken in Scotland and the north of England. The SHARPS (Supporting Harm Reduction through Peer Support) study is presented by Dr Rebecca Foster from the University of Stirling, and Wez Steele, a Peer Navigator for the programme.
Thursday 17th October 2019-De Vere Canary Wharf, No. 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD
Intersectionality: Challenges, Solutions & Resolutions
The challenge is to find innovative solutions and resolution mechanisms that can work inside an organisation, addressing the discriminations, bad behaviours and disparities while responding promptly to the victims, in ways that are proportionate and, where practical, restorative.
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