In an attempt to reduce the number of young people becoming homeless, Housing Matters organises and delivers Peer Education sessions, where previously homeless experienced and trained youngsters will talk to teenagers about their experiences.
Peer Education involves suitably trained young people, who have been homeless themselves, going into schools to talk to young people about the realities of leaving home. They will also be able to offer information on the accommodation options available on the island.
This scheme has been running since September following our successful training. We have received continuous positive feedback about our sessions.
If anyone would like us to deliver our Peer Education sessions to groups of young people we would be more than happy to do this. Please telephone Neal Mellon on 675507 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are currently looking to train new Peer Educators who have had experience of homelessness – If you would like to become a Peer Educator, please call Neal