Our Volunteer Training

Our Peer Support service is run by and for disabled people in the Bradford District.

To become a one-to-one support worker, you must first take part in the training courses that we run.

Our courses are checked by CERTA (formerly Open College Network), to make sure we are working at the right standard. People who complete one of our courses get a certificate showing what they have learnt and achieved. These certificates will help you go on to further courses, volunteering or work opportunities.

All our courses are taught by experienced disabled trainers who are used to working with groups of disabled people. These trainers know how to run courses so that everyone has an equal chance to take part. Courses are designed, delivered and controlled by disabled people. They include information about disability equality, current legislation affecting disabled people, equal opportunities and the disabled people’s movement.

Limited Funds Access

We have limited funds for access costs for people who are on our courses. This pays for a variety of costs, including: transport, child-care, personal assistance, writing hands for people who have difficulty with reading and writing, and interpreters.

Courses are hard work, friendly and rewarding. People get strength, independence and confidence from working with other disabled people. They learn about themselves, Equality Together, and the national and global disability movements.

Interested in joining our courses? Or do you want more information about us? Please contact us and we will send you further information.

Need Advice?

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.

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