Celebration of peer support

Published on: 29 Dec 2015


DISABLED people enjoyed a winter celebration at the Beechwood Club in Fishponds organised by WECIL (the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living).
The event was to acknowledge the success of the Peer Support Project, which gives disabled adults the opportunity to get together informally, share experiences and advise and support each other.
Sessions are run by disabled people who have been through WECIL’s specialist volunteer training programme: so far, 118 disabled people have been trained to run over 500 sessions, with WECIL’s support.
The volunteers and participants identify which topics, speakers, activities etc. would be useful and relevant to the group at that time and then go on to organise the content.
A monthly Peer Support social evening takes place in the Old Post Office pub in Fishponds, on every second Tuesday of the month from 6-7.30pm.
WECIL also runs a range of other projects. The charity supports more than 3,000 people every year in Bristol and the surrounding area.
To find out more, contact Valentina Cavallini on valentina.cavallini@wecil.co.uk or call 0117 947 9942.

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