As part of ‘Project 100’, Positively UK are working with LASS on a regional project to deliver accredited peer mentoring training for people living with HIV across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Project 100 is a national programme funded by The Monument Trust and headed up by Positively UK. Over the next three years the aim of the programme is to train 1000 peer mentors across the UK.
Trained peer mentors are volunteers who are all living with HIV. Through their lived experience they are best placed to offer a wide range of support to others with HIV.
LASS is the training hub for Project 100 in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We will be providing training for people across the region who wish to become peer mentors. Through promoting this training to other charities and NHS services across the county, we will engage a diverse range of people.
“This is an excellent opportunity for LASS not only to work together with Positively UK but also to build upon our existing peer support programme and work with partners to develop this across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Already our previous experiences have shown how empowering peer mentoring can be and the potential for it to become a core part of HIV care in the UK.”
Jenny Hand – CEO, LASS.
“Positively UK are excited be to working with LASS and other partners to expand Project 100 across Leicester and the surrounding areas. We hope to recruit and train a number of great people who will then go on to provide quality peer support and mentoring to other people living with HIV.”
Marc Thomson – Peer Mentor Project Co-ordinator, Positively UK.
To find out more about volunteering as a Project 100 peer mentor,
simply complete the application form and we’ll get back to you. More information is available at Positively UK on this link.