Peer Mentor Have you been through addiction and come out the other side?

Would you like to help people access and remain in treatment for their addictions?

By becoming a Peer Mentor with the Aurora Project Lambeth you can help people who are entering the treatment system for the first time stay in treatment and get the right help and support they need. We are looking for volunteers who can help us offer a non judgemental, caring and friendly service.

This will not only be your opportunity to give something back to the community, and help an individual through their treatment but you will also get the chance to: • Attend an extensive training programme • To achieve an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care • Be a part of a brand new Social Enterprise, helping to shape the organisation and services offered to our clients • Get a CRB check free of charge • Get a reference and work experience that can help you get back into employment As a volunteer Peer Mentor you will be able to help individuals with: • Everyday practicalities that can sometimes feel overwhelming, including form filling and accessing information around a variety of subjects.

• Getting you active and social, by accompanying you to meetings and social clubs that are available.

• Difficult appointments, by attending them with the clients, including meetings at the Job Centre and housing providers.

Organisation Description Aurora Project Lambeth is a social enterprise, based in the London borough of Lambeth. The project offers support to people who are in, or about to go through, treatment for drug and or alcohol problems within the borough through a Volunteer Peer Mentoring scheme. The Aurora Project was commissioned by the Primary Care Trust (PCT) to carry forward the requests highlighted by the in Patient Satisfaction Survey, carried out by the Lambeth Service Users Council and the “treatment population” within Lambeth.

Skills and Qualifications • Good Communication skills • Have an understanding and an empathetic approach to the issues faced by peoplewho have difficulties as a result of substance use • Flexibility to meet the needs of service users • A positive attitude!

• The ability to give and receive constructive feedback Directions: We are based on Stockwell Road, within easy walking distance of Brixton and Stockwell tube stations, on the 345 bus route.

Contact: Jenni Alexander 140 Stockwell Road London SW9 9TQ Tel: 02077338221 Email: Based on information supplied by George Barker.