Supported by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, Peer Circles is a peer support project which works across London helping severely disadvantaged people to overcome multiple barriers to access training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Peer Circles offers practical and emotional help to reduce social isolation, build skills and confidence, and work towards employment.
The project is specifically aimed at people who are highly marginalised and need help to address multiple and complex issues. These could include homelessness, a history of offending, substance misuse issues and difficulties engaging with mainstream services. A women's service is also available for women with complex needs.
A key strength of Peer Circles is using our peer-led approach. The Peer Advisors have first-hand experience of overcoming disadvantages themselves and really understand what their clients are going through.
This is a partnership project involving leading organisations in their fields – St Giles Trust, Evolve Housing + Support, Shelter and Warrior Programme.
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