Webinar: Supporting Each Other Equals Power! – a new peer support model for people with learning difficulties
Hear about how people with learning difficulties used co-production to deliver support for other people with learning difficulties. And hear how important that support was during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Each Other Equals Power! (SEOEP) was a project to empower people with learning difficulties to help other people with learning difficulties. SEOEP was a co-production partnership between SCIE, People First (Self Advocacy) (PFSA) and Breaking Out of the Bubble (BOB). The Big Lottery Fund funded the project, which ran for four years in Lambeth, south London.
SEOEP was co-produced by people with learning difficulties and their supporters. The project provided social, emotional and practical support, to help people with learning difficulties in all areas of their lives. The project developed an innovative model of holistic peer support.
SEOEP worked through the Covid pandemic and provided vital support to people with learning difficulties in Lambeth. The project addressed issues such as homelessness, hate crime, digital exclusion and social isolation.
SCIE will shortly publish a co-produced evaluation report, how to guide and a series of films about SEOEP.
At the webinar meet peer supporters, employed by the project, find out how the project worked, the results of the evaluation and preview some of the project resources.
- Opening remarks – Pete Fleischmann, Co-production works
- The evaluation report – Dr Sam Callanan, Independent researcher
- Jennifer Taylor - Peer supporter (BOB)
- Samantha Johnson - Peer supporter (PFSA)
- Ray Johnson - Peer supporter (PFSA)