Integrated initiatives

Many peer work initiatives work closely together with agencies.  They are organisationally linked or embedded in an agency.

Important factors for embedding peer support successfully in a professional organisation are that:

Agencies and peers have to work continuously  to develop forms of involvement that are recognised by both as genuinely meaningful.
Participation that leaves little actual responsibility in the hands of peers will sooner or later lead to their frustration and to the possibility that they will cease to participate.

The mission of the organisation is based on the concept of acceptance indicated, for example, by offering low threshold services without conditions such as stopping using drugs, etc

The professionals have an accepting, non-judgemental attitude towards their clients, the community and the peers members.