Peer-led responses have always responded to change in communities. COVID-19 has shown how quickly peer-led organisations adapt to meet the emerging needs of those in their communities who are most impacted or marginalised.
However, health funding has been re-prioritised in the wake of COVID-19. Resources for peer-led programs are becoming more restricted.
Perhaps more than ever, we need to build evidence for the critical role of community and peer-led organisations in any pandemic.