Disability Rights UK is running the Peer Support project for GOGA this looks at working with Disabled People’s Organisations and local sport and fitness organisations/ providers to get people moving and enjoying fun activity.
Peer Support is about someone using their lived experience of overcoming barriers to support someone else who might be experiencing similar barriers. An example is an active disabled person supporting another disabled person who wants to be more active but is experiencing barriers. Sharing ideas, experiences and finding solutions together can be life changing.
You can find out more in this GOGA Peer Mentoring flyer
If you live in one of our GOGA sites, get involved!
Could you become a mentor to support other disabled people to become more active?
This means working one to one supporting someone to reach their potential, get more fit and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
You will be matched with someone who has similar interests and where possible, lives in your local area. Time commitment is flexible and full training and on-going support are provided.
Do you want to get more active but don’t feel confident doing this alone?
You’ll be matched with a mentor to support you get more active. This could be accompanying you to take part in physical activity or supporting in another way that suits you. You’ll receive training and on-going support from Disability Rights UK and be supported to become more active and independent.
For further information please contact:
Leanne Whiteman, Disability Rights UK; telephone 0203 6870781 or email email@example.com