CHP has been running the Peer Education and Support Program since 2005. This volunteer program provides people who have experienced homelessness with the opportunity to improve the service system.
In 2013 CHP received a grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation to evaluate the PESP program. This evaluation has helped to identify both the benefits for those who participate in the program, and improvements in the service system as a result of the involvement of PESP.
The Final report, Homelessness, learning from those who’ve lived it: the PESP evaluation, and the report appendicies can be found via the links below:
Homelessness, learning from those who’ve lived it: the PESP evaluation
Appendix A: Definitions and Terminology
Appendix B: Literature review
Appendix C: List of PESP program initatives 2012
Appendix D: A scan of selected consumer programs initiatives
Appendix E: Informed Consent Information Sheet
Appendix F: Consultation questions for PESP members
Appendix G: Consultation questions for other PESP stakeholders
Appendix H: Findings from PESP interviews, focus groups and other stakeholder consultations
Appendix I: Consumer Participation and Peer Support toolkits and resources
Appendix J: PESP Position Description
Appendix K: Suggestions for future program improvement