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.
As part of a series of events to mark ours 30th Anniversary, Positively UK have published the new report "Now What? The effectiveness of peer support in HIV and the need for action". The report sets out the benefits of peer support for people living with HIV, impact up the system in terms of reducing demand on health and social care services and savings to the system.
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This report sets out what the Realising the Value programme found about the difference person- and community-centred approaches can make – and what needs to happen to support their successful implementation and spread. We have aimed to build on, amplify and reinforce existing work. We hope the Realising the Value programme will help future work marshal resources to create the transformational shift that is needed.
This catalogue of learning includes some of the most successful examples of person- and community-centred approaches in practice are those which are developed by people and communities, working with and alongside commissioners and policymakers, to build on existing assets and co-produce solutions that work.
The Realising the Value programme has developed an economic modelling tool to help commissioners evaluate the potential impact of investing in person- and community-centred approaches. The economic modelling suggests that implementing person- and community-centred approaches at scale has the potential to contribute to efforts to slow the demand pressures on the system and may yield efficiency savings.
When people are actively involved in their own health and wellbeing, or support others to stay well, it creates value for them and the health and care system in a number of ways. The majority of this value, however, goes unrecognised by formal systems. The Realising the Value programme therefore set out to explore what ‘value’ means for people and communities, and how this can be understood most appropriately by the NHS.
This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice. It uses the Behavioural Insights Team’s EAST framework to organise ideas and examples. It is intended to be a user-friendly and memorable tool for considering the main drivers of behaviour and generating effective approaches for addressing them; and provides examples from the five Realising the Value partner sites, including Positively UK.
This guide is for people who champion person- and community-centred approaches in health and social care, in other statutory bodies and in community-based organisations. This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice from the five Realising the Value partner sites, including Positively UK.