The Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, worked with Alzheimer’s Society, Innovations in Dementia and community groups across South London to produce a resource pack to promote the importance of peer support opportunities for people with dementia. It brings together in one place evidenced based resources to help community groups and funders set up and run peer support groups, as well as guidance on how to make older people groups more dementia friendly. It includes films, case studies, policy and research related to the benefits of peer support, as well as resources on funding, staff training and evaluation of groups. It has been developed for the statutory, community and voluntary sectors that are working with, or commissioning/funding services for people with dementia. Thank you to Age UK and Mental Health Foundation who also contributed resources.
Click here to see the resource.