Mental health

Peer support networks and dementia advisers: evaluation

This extensive evaluation used a mixed methods approach to collect data from 40 demonstrator peer support sites that work with adults with dementia in England.

The evaluation aimed to identify ways in which Peer Support Networks and Dementia Advisers contribute to the well-being and resilience of people with dementia and carers, specifically in relation to accessibility of services, involvement and information, support for making choices and independence.

The evaluation explains how the sites were funded, how they worked with pre-existing services, and then gives recommendations for practice, for organisaitons and for future research. This report is in three versions; a full report (367 pages), a lay summary (6 pages) and a brief report aimed at service commissioners and providers (17 pages).