Evaluations Into Peer Advice

London Peer Hub Final Evaluation

Date: 2019


  • 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.

Project overview:

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

Key outcomes:

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

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