Using the Standards

These standards provide a benchmark for good practice in peer support. They are for people living with HIV to set out what they can expect when accessing or providing peer support, organisations in informing the design and delivery of support, health and social care professionals to better engage with peer support, commissioners and policy makers in inform service design and ensure the effective commissioning of quality peer support.

“In simple terms peer support saves lives and health care funds”

The standards set out the competencies and skills required for delivering peer support, auditable indicators and outcomes to demonstrate effectiveness and examples of good practice to draw upon.

Through the implementation of these standards we want to ensure peer support is accessible to everyone living with HIV across the UK.