I recently joined the Opportunity Nottingham Team as a Beneficiary Ambassador, and I will be working alongside current Beneficiary Ambassadors Sandra, Rob and Lee.
I bring lived experience to the role and have experience in accessing services and seeking support. I have previously volunteered as an Expert Citizen and worked closely with the Opportunity Nottingham team in a variety of roles, including as a Peer Researcher. This involved meeting with Beneficiaries and discussing their journey towards multiple and complex needs, and also their experiences whilst being supported by Opportunity Nottingham. During this time I was able to access training and attend conferences.
I am really looking forward to getting involved in the project, and utilising my skills to ensure that the voice of lived experience is listened to and above all heard at all times.
My initial focus will be on homelessness, housing, reoffending and women Beneficiaries and their associated complex needs.
If you have any questions regarding my work, you can contact me on 0115 850 4128.
Deonne Peters, Beneficiary Ambassador