Peer Support Guide
This guide is for people with a disability and their supporters. It tells the story of how people who receive disability supports can share what they know about self-directing their supports. It acknowledges the collective wisdom that people with a disability and their supporters hold, and the benefits of people sharing that wisdom and personal experience with each other.
The guide explains what peer support is and provides ideas about how to do it. The Department of Human Services believes peer support works best if people themselves take control of it. Through this guide, the department recognises the value of peer support and encourage people to give it a go.
The guide is also for disability support providers who would like to do more to empower people with a disability and their carers to share their knowledge and experience with each other.