ST0896 – Level 3 Peer Worker Standard V1.0

(Date Updated: 01/08/2022)

This occupation is found in a range of services that embed peer-led roles within third sector, community enterprise, and statutory sectors, including the NHS, health, justice, housing and private providers of specialist services. Peer support has a long history in social justice, human rights and community action. The occupation is unique in that it is only open to those who have expertise through lived experience.

The broad purpose of this occupation is to work alongside other professionals in hospital, justice and community settings, providing peer support for individuals using knowledge gained from their own lived experience of health or social problems and/or using services.