The Health Innovation Network – the Academic Health Science Network for South London developed a resource pack to promote and encourage more support opportunities for people with dementia. Bringing together examples of good practice and evidenced-based guidance, the pack aims to help groups and organisations better support people with dementia in south London communities.
The resource pack introduces the concept of a ‘Peer Support System’ that recognises the value of social opportunities for people with dementia to meet others in the community, whether they are informal or structured opportunities, dementia specific or available to everyone to enjoy.
The pack is designed for:
- Statutory, community and voluntary sectors who want to offer people with dementia the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation.
- People setting up, running or involved in peer support groups or community and activity groups which include, or could include people with dementia.
- People who are commissioning or funding services for people with dementia.