Providing good short breaks for unpaid carers and people living with dementia

Tue 28th Jun 2022

Shared Lives day support: a Social Return on Investment evaluation

Presenter: Gill Toms

Short breaks take many forms. They enable unpaid carers to have sufficient and regular periods away from their caring routines and responsibilities. Their purpose is to support the caring relationship and promote health and wellbeing. Traditional ‘respite’ services do not always meet the desired short break outcomes of people living with dementia and their unpaid carers, but we know relatively little about the benefits of community-based short breaks.

We will report on our study exploring the outcomes of an exemplar community-based short breaks service called TRIO. We will explain the Social Return on Investment (SROI) method. This approach considers the costs and benefits of interventions and calculates the added value created. After presenting the study findings we will discuss practice, policy and research recommendations and invite attendees to share their own thoughts regarding the implications of the study findings.

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