“Someone Like Me !” is a national programme of training for health and other professionals who wish to deliver their own local training for senior Peer Mentors. The Someone Like Me programme was developed as a partnership between Later Life Training (LLT), the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHF NC) at Loughborough University and Age Concern, Ageing Well (now AgeUK).
There are 2 course types:
Course 1. Working with and Training Senior Peer Activity Motivators
This one day course is for those who wish to develop their understanding of the concept of senior peer mentoring and experience of working with volunteers and who wish to undertake their own specific local training of Senior Peer Activity Motivators with a specific focus upon physical activity. The course is designed to allow participants to experience the practical components of both planning a programme and training Senior Peer Activity Motivators.
Course 2. Bespoke training for local partnerships and stakeholders
Training is tailored to your local needs. All participants will be provided with course documentation and Senior Peer Mentoring resources.
The Someone Like Me programme is endorsed by the BHF NC and by Age UK (the merged Age Concern/Help The Aged Charity).