Running through the heart of Breakthrough is peer support - the idea that people with lived experience are the best people with lived experience are the best people to give support to one another.

We have several peer groups at Breakthrough, where disabled people can come along, enjoy a cuppa and relax with other like minded people.

At peer groups, members share experiences and information they think would be useful to other people - such as what's going on, where to get advice and how they have dealt with specific barriers. They are also a great way to develop confidence and assertiveness. People have made lasting friendships through their membership of Breakthrough peer groups.

The main Breakthrough peer group is open to clients only, so please speak to your advisor if you wish to join. We meet weekly on weekday afternoons. We are now recruiting volunteers to support clients to run the groups themselves. Please contact Elaine on 0161 234 3950, [email protected] or text 0738 019 7292 for more information on volunteering. We plan to set up similar groups in different areas over the next year.

There are also some Breakthrough peer groups which are linked to our projects such as 'Talent Match', 'J2E' and 'Let's Have a Good Week'.