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Peer Broker Training - Second Run

The European Social Fund has agreed to fund our free Peer Broker Training for two more intakes -  in September of this year and January 2013. We held a successful  launch event  on Tuesday 3rd July in the Green Room at The Old Music Hall on Cowley Road.  The course starts on 27th September.


Peer Broker Training - Third Run

In March of 2012 the European Social Fund agreed to fund our free Peer Broker Training for two more intakes -  in September 2012 and January 2013. The September run is now coming to an end and we are recruiting for the spring, so now's the time to let us know if you're interested! (Click here to read more)


Peer Brokerage

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From 2008 onwards adults entitled to publicly funded social care services have been able to purchase their own support directly.  Of course people need help doing this, so the new role of 'support broker' has been developed. Most support brokers initially gained experience by working in the NHS or for care  providers, but we knew a lot of people had gained equivalent experience from using services. In the autumn of 2011 we ran our first Peer Broker course for people who had used services or provided informal care for a friend or family member. We have now run the course three times.


Peer Brokerage

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From 2008 onwards adults entitled to publicly funded social care services have been able to purchase their own support directly.  Of course people need help doing this, so the new role of 'support broker' has been developed. Most support brokers initially gained experience by working in the NHS or for care  providers, but we knew a lot of people had gained equivalent experience from using services. In the autumn of 2011 we ran our first Peer Broker course for people who had used services or provided informal care for a friend or family member. We have now run the course three times.


Peer Support Broker Forum

articles: Broker_Forum.JPGIn autumn 2011, we ran Oxfordshire's first 'peer broker' training course. The course has since run again, and we now also offer an ongoing forum for people who have completed the course, and for other people working as support brokers who have experience as a 'service user' or 'carer'. People who have used services themselves (or cared for someone else who does) have a wealth of experience and expertise that they can draw upon to help others facing similar difficulties. A 'peer support broker' is someone who draws from their own experience to work as a support broker. (Click here to read more)


Research into Peer Support and Personal Budgets

One of our founders, Jon Hyslop, has recently started studying for a Research Degree at Oxford Brooked University. Although Community Glue is not a partner in the project, we are supporting Jon's studies by releasing him from some of his responsibilities here, and attending the project advisory group. This page contains some basic information about the project and its context.


What We Do

We are a small organisation; at the moment there are only two of us. We set up Community Glue to try and make sure new plans for 'self-directed support' help the whole community. You can find out more about us by clicking here. This is a list of the things we are doing at the moment, but we are always interested in new ideas. Click here for more details.

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