Tag Archives: Peer Support Groups

Social Value Argument Supports Investment in Dementia Support Services (Health Innovation Network)

Summary A report from the Health Innovation Network highlights the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers. It is estimated (based on just three such groups evaluated) that each pound of investment … Continue reading

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Dementia Peer Support Resource Tool (Health Innovation Network)

Summary The Health Innovation Network has produced a dementia peer support resource tool, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and Innovations in Dementia. This tool is designed to assist with establishing and running peer support networks for people … Continue reading

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Self-Help Groups for People With Dementia Living in Extra Care Housing (Housing LIN)

Summary The Housing LIN Case Study No 80 summarises findings from the Mental Health Foundation’s (still ongoing) evaluation of three peer support groups for people in the early stages of dementia, living in three Housing21 extra care housing schemes. Peer … Continue reading

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Housing with Care Matters News Update (Housing LIN)

Summary The December issue of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network newsletter has been released. Full Text Link Reference Housing with care matters: e-news from the Housing Learning & Improvement Network. London: Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), December 2013.

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Post Diagnostic Support (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, has written about the importance of support for people after diagnosis. “The need to support people with dementia, their families and carers is the next step following a diagnosis”. Full … Continue reading

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Supporting Peer Support: Setting-Up, Running or Participating in Peer Support Groups (IRISS)

Summary This Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) briefing draws on lessons learned from the Evaluation Exchange project; which was a time-limited peer support network created by IRISS and Evaluation Support Scotland. The online version of this … Continue reading

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