We know from experience that having someone alongside you when you are going through a tough time can make a massive difference.

Our buddying service matches someone who has previously gone through the process of applying for a benefit, including going through an appeal or to a tribunal, with someone who is just about to go through the same thing.

We can also find a buddy for you if you want support and advice while you are preparing for a medical assessment.

Our staff team will make sure you are happy with your buddy so you feel comfortable with them and confident in their ability to support you.

During the pandemic, our peer support buddies supported clients remotely, and this is something we can continue to do if you prefer.

16 people were supported by buddies through the pre-tribunal process last year