Congratulations to our Peer Network Program!!
Kimi Gordon has won Great Newcomer and Best Peer-Led Activity for her Peer Mentor Project! Nominated for setting up peer-led support groups across London to reach people who hoard and their support networks.
The win was announced at a Peer Involvement Network event in Camden, aimed at celebrating how people with lived experience are helping others in many different ways in the community. Organised by the charity SHP (Single Homeless Project), the day brought together organisations including C&I, Talk for Health, Fulfilling Lives in Islington and Camden (FLIC), C&I volunteering services, St Giles, VoiceAbility, the C&I Recovery College and Change Grow Live.
People were able to find out more about the wide variety of work that peers do, as well as attend workshops and presentations wellbeing, assertiveness and green social prescribing.
The citation on the Best Newcomer award said it was presented:
For her ability to positively bring people together; she is always willing to help and join in with the community and has already achieved so much in such a short time.
In the words of a colleague, “Her passion, energy and enthusiasm has transformed our work and will do this for the lives of people who hoard.”
Kimi says “I’m so proud of HoardingUK and everything they are trying to achieve in bringing people together to help people with hoarding behaviour and utilising the power of peer working.”.
For anyone interested in working with us and our Award-Winning Peer Service, please contact Kimi