St Giles Yorkshire

A diverse range of services are on offer at St Giles Yorkshire, ranging from help for vulnerable women in the criminal justice system to projects helping adults overcome barriers to access employment. Our peer led approach underlines all our services in Yorkshire.

Peer Hub Yorkshire

Based in Leeds, the Peer Hub Yorkshire offers adults who have overcome adversity the opportunity to train to a Level 3 information, Advice and Guidance under the Peer Advisor Programme.

As part of the vocational element to the qualification, they undertake supported work placements with partner agencies who are addressing local needs, typically those around homelessness, addiction, unemployment and work with ex-offenders. As individuals with lived experience of these issues, they bring a mix of professional skills and their first hand experiences to offer highly credible services.

The Aims of the Peer Hubs

  • To help people who have overcome adversity in their lives to improve their skills and access employment opportunities
  • To add value to the work of other local partners through enabling them to benefit from the Peer Advisors we train
  • To reach some of the most vulnerable people in local communities, especially those who do not usually respond to offers of help, through credible services from someone to whom they can relate

Information on the Peer Hub

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the Yorkshire Peer Hub was the first one of our national network of Hubs to be launched. It built on existing successful peer-led work, also funded through the lottery, which we had been delivering since 2012.

Mainstream employment support services can sometimes struggle to work with people who have complex needs, histories of offending or who come from excluded communities. These services aim to fill this gap and help adults who need extra training and added help to improve skills and confidence to prepare them for employment.

Mainstream employment support services can sometimes struggle to work with people who have complex needs, histories of offending or who come from excluded communities. These services aim to fill this gap and help adults who need extra training and added help to improve skills and confidence to prepare them for employment.

Mainstream employment support services can sometimes struggle to work with people who have complex needs, histories of offending or who come from excluded communities. These services aim to fill this gap and help adults who need extra training and added help to improve skills and confidence to prepare them for employment.

Mainstream employment support services can sometimes struggle to work with people who have complex needs, histories of offending or who come from excluded communities. These services aim to fill this gap and help adults who need extra training and added help to improve skills and confidence to prepare them for employment.

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