Why Peer Support is Awesome
“James was 22 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—an autoimmune degenerative neurological disorder of the central nervous system. Within a few months, his health had declined rapidly and daily life had become a painful struggle with every movement being a task. His legs had become numb, making them heavy and painful to move. He also had similar numbness in his fingers, meaning he could no longer do simple everyday movements such as dressing, lifting things, driving a car or typing.”
Then James joined a Peer Network and things started change for him. You can read this scenario in full in our latest publication entitled, “Why Peer Support Is Awesome.” This paper builds on our previous work in the area of peer networks, communities of practice and communities of interest. In this publication we use different scenarios to look at how communities of practice and communities of interest are helping people living with disability lead a good life.
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