Evaluations Into Peer Advice
London Peer Hub Final Evaluation
- Discussions with key SGT staff involved in the delivery of the PAC project;
- One-to-one discussions with Peer Advisors – in training, qualified and some who have moved into paid work, and with partner organisations involved with the project, andDownload our London Peer Hub Evaluation
- Desk research into similar provision/projects and into employment for people with lived experience.
The London Peer Hub is a three year project funded through the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. The project, delivered in South London, began in July 2016, with the stated outcomes of:
- Improving the employment prospects of ex service users (Peer Advisors) through accredited training in advice and guidance and work experience
- Enabling better life chances for clients from disadvantaged communities in South East London as beneficiaries of peer support
- Enhancing the service delivery of local voluntary agencies through having professionally trained advice & guidance workers in their workforce on placement
Between July 2016 – September 2019,
- 121 Peer Advisors undertake specific Advice & Guidance training
- 86 Peer Advisors subsequently complete a bespoke voluntary placement
- 59 Peer Advisors progress into paid employment
- 528 clients report progress in tackling barriers eg: housing, substance misuse, debt, family, 506 reported increased confidence and 528 reported feeling more motivated about their future.
- 37 voluntary agencies hosting Peer Advisor placements and reporting benefits for their clients/service delivery