The Power of Peer


Traci participated in a Keys to Learn tenancy sustainment course early in 2018. As well as addressing a number of issues in her own life, Traci attended each day for 10 weeks, and successfully completed the course. She met and was supported by a past course participant who is now a peer supporter of Keys to Learn, and very quickly recognized that her journey and goals were very similar. Realising volunteering with the project would help her gain experience in working with communities, Traci signed up to support future courses. Within a month of completing the course, Traci started an Introduction to Social Care delivered by Glasgow Kelvin College, and supporting a Keys to Learn course in Paisley.  The group, who each have similar life experiences to Traci tell us ‘she could run this whole course’ – something we would love to see one day! In recognition of her immense learning and life progressions, Glasgow Kelvin College and GHN have nominated Traci for a Learner of the Year Award.