Peer support is emotional and practical support given by people who share similar experiences. It has been shown that peer support can help people with specific conditions or issues.
The idea to carry out research about peer support for parents of disabled children came from one of the parents in the PenCRU Family Faculty.
The review was led by the team at Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU) a childhood disability research unit at the University of Exeter Medical School.
The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula – known as PenCLAHRC.