Peer Support for People with Dementia: A social return on investment study

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In September 2015, Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, published a report proving the social value of peer support groups for people with dementia is greater than the investment: for every pound (£) of investment the social value created by the three groups evaluated ranged from £1.17 to £5.18.

The study found the benefits of attending peer support groups are:

  • reduced isolation and loneliness through meeting others in a similar situation
  • increased stimulation, including mental stimulation
  • increased wellbeing
  • for carers, a reduction in stress and carer burden.

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Population groups: 
Older people
People with long term conditions
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