Our Support WorkOur Peer Support service is run by and for disabled people in the Bradford District.
We train disabled people to become volunteer support workers.
Our one-to-one peer support service offers support sessions for disabled people who want to talk about issues that are important to them. Our support workers understand the issues which come from being a disabled person in today’s society.
We recognise that disabled people want support sometimes. Usually it is assumed that they want support relating to their medical condition or impairment. This isn’t true and does a disservice to all disabled people. Our volunteer support workers are trained to break this cycle by not making these assumptions.
Support Workers work across the District and we always use accessible rooms. We do not pay travel costs but we do have limited funds for sign language translation and translation for people whose first language is not English. We also work with other organisations whenever possible to share resources and make sure that access issues do not prevent someone receiving support.
We believe that there is something very powerful about disabled people receiving support from another disabled person. Usually it is assumed that disabled people will need support, rather than be in a position to offer support.
This is what makes our service different from others.
Call us on 01274 594173 with your query and we will place you on our list for a call back. You can leave us a message via our contact page.