“..without Positively UK I would still be struggling…”
Downloadable .pdf version of Improving well-being: The effectiveness of peer support
The findings in our new report, Improving well-being: The effectiveness of peer support, are the result of research conducted to give us an in-depth insight into the role Positively UK’s peer-led services play in enabling people to better manage and improve their health and well-being.
The research focused on four key areas:
- What is the perception of Positively UK’s peer support?
- How does our peer support enable people to better manage their health?
- How does this support complement clinical care?
- How does this support impact on well-being?
We believe access to good quality peer support is vital for people living with HIV. This report sets out to demonstrate that, and how our work contributes to both the NHS Outcomes Framework in managing long-term conditions, and Public Health Outcomes Framework in improving well-being. We hope this report will be of benefit to all Positively UK’s donors in demonstrating the value of their investment, and as a useful resource to anyone seeking to establish local peer-led services. Nobody should face HIV alone, and we hope this research encourages everyone to understand the value of peer support now and in the future.
This project has been supported by an educational grant from MSD, and the secondment of A K Gilbert, researcher, and employee of MSD.