Reach Project Evaluation

Monday, December 11th, 2017 in Our Publications, Publications

The Reach Project Evaluation

This evaluation aimed to explore the components & processes by which the peer support service delivered by Positively UK enables people living with HIV to improve and/or maintain their engagement with clinical services.

Key areas for investigation included:

  • Behaviour change and management influenced by client engagement with peer support services
  • Interaction between peer support and other services
  • The extent to which peer support services are focused on solving challenges and/or providing opportunities to clients

 

This evaluation presents findings from a three-month exploration of peer support services delivered by Positively UK’s peer support team to clients who are at risk of or who are already disengaged with clinical care, struggling to adhere to prescribed treatment regimens and/or otherwise finding it challenging to live well with HIV.

Through six in-depth interviews with key informant clients and a multi-professional stakeholder online survey, we explored the components and processes by which the peer support service delivered by Positively UK enables people living with HIV to improve and/or maintain their engagement with clinical services.

Key areas reviewed included:

  1. Behaviour change and management influenced by client engagement with peer support services
  2. The interaction between peer support and other services
  3. The extent to which peer support services are focused on solving challenges and/or providing opportunities to clients

Four women, and two men were selected as key informants and were interviewed by an independent research and evaluation consultant. Interview transcripts were analysed using inductive, thematic coding and emerging themes were reviewed and interpreted alongside survey data.

You can view and save the report as a PDF here