Pilotlight blog

May 12, 2016 … What are the expectations of an employer from a peer worker in Self-directed Support? An employer would expect the peer worker to have a good knowledge and understanding of Self-directed Support. An employer would...


May 10, 2016 … Peer support was recognised first in the 18th century by Pussin and Pinel in France and has emerged throughout periods of psychiatry.  The mental health service has used peer support since the early 1990’s and over the...


May 5, 2016 … A peer support worker is an individual who has made a personal commitment to their own recovery and has maintained recovery over a period of time. The values and attributes needed for peer support workers are: The...


April 26, 2016 … Alcohol and Drug Partnerships across Scotland (as well as other areas of the public sector) are going through a learning curve to figure out how best to engage with our communities. I’m going to share our learning over...


April 26, 2016 … In our Pilotlight project in Aberdeenshire we are working with people with lived experience, providers and commissioners to understand and co-design how self-directed support could be used to improve support for people...


April 4, 2016 … Following an initial six month research and recruitment phase, we have facilitated 5 day-long co-design workshops which have brought together people with lived experience of substance misuse recovery and practitioners...


March 30, 2016 … The values and skills required to be a peer support worker are firstly and most importantly I think is to have good communication skills and be a good listener. They must have a good knowledge about the subject whether...


March 23, 2016 … One of the things that is immediately attractive about Self Directed Support (SDS) is that it offers new opportunity and choice. For some people, that choice will be getting help from formal services where the...


March 15, 2016 … As the name suggests, the role of a Peer Support Worker is best done by someone with experience in the client’s particular ailment.  Be this addiction, alcoholism or mental illness it is important that the Peer knows...


March 2, 2016 … (Image from Stuart McMillen's comic Rat Park) “It's now exactly 100 years since drugs were first banned. We take addicts and punish them and make them suffer, because we believe it gives them an incentive to stop...


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