Mayor of Bristol visits Bristol Peers

Mayor of Bristol visits Bristol Peers

We were delighted to welcome Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, to DHI’s Bristol peer service at Brunswick Court this month.

Marvin heard from peers about the different ways they are supporting people and communities locally, and how their personal experiences inform the support they provide. DHI’s Bristol peers have worked with over 350 people struggling with drug or alcohol problems through covid lockdowns via a dedicated support programme.

Marvin Rees said: “At my visit to DHI’s peer service, I was uplifted by hearing the peers’ stories of recovery and about how the service is supporting people, organisations and communities across Bristol.

“DHI have been running a peer-led service since 2012 as part of the Bristol ROADS service, commissioned by Bristol City Council. The support peers offer makes a real difference and I was impressed by DHI’s work.”

Rosie Phillips, DHI CEO, said: “It was fantastic to have Marvin with us to hear from peers and DHI staff. The support delivered by peers through the pandemic has been outstanding and it is great to have their contribution to the community recognised.”

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