Peer Impact is a project run by Broxtowe Youth Homelessness. BYH have been working in secondary schools in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for many years. We raise awareness of homelessness, talk  about what help is available and aim to prevent future homelessness.

We believe that the best people to talk to young people about the reality of homelessness and hostel-life are those who have been through it themselves. We train young people to share their experience of homelessness with other young people in a classroom environment. Our peer educators are amazing - teachers and students describe them as inspirational, informative and vital to preventing future homelessness.

Dates and times:

We deliver the course three times a year. It is delivered 4 days a week over two consecutive weeks from 10.00am  till 3.30pm at Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, 1 Church Walk, Stapleford, NG9 8DE
Lunch provided, transport costs will be covered

We are recruiting to start on 21st September 2020. The course is open to anyone aged 16-25 who have experienced some form of homelessness in their lifetime, and it will run over a 7 day period:


Week 1- Monday to Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm

Week 2- Monday to Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm

BYH has been delivering Peer Impact for many years and it has proven to be very successful with young people. The course is an accredited level 2 qualification, and is an Extended Award in Personal & Social Development.

It is broken down into the following units:

Level 1 – Homelessness

Level 1 – Take Part in an Activity


Level 2 – Roles & Responsibilities of a Peer Educator

Level 2 – Presentation Skills

Level 2 – Personal Development

If you  have any questions or would like to find out more about training and volunteering as a peer educator, get in touch! Give us a call on: 0115 9396760 email:  or


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Social Distancing.

We will have social distancing and health and safety measures in place, adhering to government guidance throughout the course. This includes reducing the number of learners we have at one time, so places will be limited.


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