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Diabetes UK Peer Support Programme Facilitator

A volunteer job opportunity for Diabetes UK as a peer support facilitator.  

About Diabetes UK

As the UK's leading diabetes charity, our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure.

About the Peer Support Programme Facilitator role

Peer support is different from services provided by professionals. It does not try to find solutions to every problem or give direct advice. Peer support is about giving people a time and place where they can hear from others in a similar situation and make their own choices.

The Diabetes UK Peer Support Programme is about bringing people with diabetes together in their local area to share experiences of living with the condition and to get practical tips from others about how to live well. A number of groups are being set up which will be led by a Peer Support Programme Facilitator who can organise the meetings, facilitate group discussion and signpost people to useful services and information in their locality.
This will enable more people living with diabetes to manage their condition well while feeling supported and valued.

Main tasks and activities
• Organise and run 6 - 10 monthly peer support meetings over the course of a year, all 1-2 hours duration
• Plan and facilitate the peer support meetings
• Signpost people to where they may get appropriate help
• Collect information to feed into the evaluation of the Peer Support Programme

About you

We are looking for people who are:
• living with diabetes
• committed to supporting people living with diabetes
• willing to listen with empathy to others needing support with diabetes
• able to help people think through their situation and options, without telling them what they 'should' do
• non-judgemental and open-minded to the huge range of people living with diabetes, and the situations that they will bring to the meetings
• able to treat others with respect, tolerance and without prejudice
• able to contribute to group discussions without dominating
• friendly, approachable and welcoming
• able to commit to running monthly groups for 6 – 12 months
• committed to volunteer within our guidelines and policies for confidentiality, safeguarding, data protection and health and safety
• enthusiastic and motivated with good organisational skills.

What Diabetes UK can offer you

• The opportunity to be part of the Peer Support Programme
• A one-day training session on peer support facilitation skills
• A Peer Support Programme Facilitator pack to provide information, ideas and examples
• A range of materials for you to use and discuss in your peer support sessions.
• Ongoing support and guidance from the Volunteer Development Team
• Bi-monthly individual support session
• The opportunity to learn new skills
• Reimbursement of out of office expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, eg travel, lunch.

How to apply and next steps

If you would like to be a Peer Support Programme Facilitator, or would like more information, please contact Roy Bustin, Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
01922 614 500.

About Diabetes UK

 

As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure. 

 

About the Peer Support Programme Facilitator role 

 

Peer support is different from services provided by professionals. It does not try to find solutions to every problem or give direct advice. Peer support is about giving people a time and place where they can hear from others in a similar situation and make their own choices.

 

The Diabetes UK Peer Support Programme is about bringing people with diabetes together in their local area to share experiences of living with the condition and to get practical tips from others about how to live well. A number of groups are being set up which will be led by a Peer Support Programme Facilitator who can organise the meetings, facilitate group discussion and signpost people to useful services and information in their locality.

This will enable more people living with diabetes to manage their condition well while feeling supported and valued.

 About you

 

We are looking for people who are:

·         living with diabetes

·         committed to supporting people living with diabetes

·         willing to listen with empathy to others needing support with diabetes

·         able to help people think through their situation and options, without telling them what they ‘should’ do

·         non-judgemental and open-minded to the huge range of people living with diabetes, and the situations that they will bring to the meetings

·         able to treat others with respect, tolerance and without prejudice

·         able to contribute to group discussions without dominating

·         friendly, approachable and welcoming

·         able to commit to running monthly groups for 6 – 12 months

·         committed to volunteer within our guidelines and policies for confidentiality, safeguarding, data protection and health and safety

·         enthusiastic and motivated with good organisational skills.

 

What Diabetes UK can offer you

 

·         The opportunity to be part of the Peer Support Programme  

·         A one-day training session on peer support facilitation skills

·         A Peer Support Programme Facilitator pack to provide information, ideas and examples

·         A range of materials for you to use and discuss in your peer support sessions.

·         Ongoing support and guidance from the Volunteer Development Team

·         Bi-monthly individual support session

·         The opportunity to learn new skills

·         Reimbursement of out of office expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, eg travel, lunch.

 

How to apply and next steps

 

If you would like to be a Peer Support Programme Facilitator, or would like more information, please contact Roy Bustin, Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

01922 614 500.

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