Students with disabilities and learning difficulties are taking part in a unique University of Liverpool training scheme that enables them to educate those with similar disabilities to themselves.
Peer Advocacy Changing Things Together (PACTT) helps people with mental health problems, learning difficulties and physical disabilities to achieve their goals through education. The programme is organised by the Moving on with Learning (MOWL) project, in the Universitys Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
Heidi Kenworthy, MOWL project manager, said: "With appropriate support, training and positive encouragement Peer Advocates are well equipped to provide quality support and valued friendships. MOWL is about giving a voice to the voiceless and our students have a wealth of experience of not having their voices heard in society.
Samantha Martin | EurekAlert!
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