Title: Time to Talk service evaluation; Author: Dr Gina Floyd, RNIB; Publisher: RNIB; Year of publication: 2016
Date posted: 13 October 2016
This report is an evaluation of the Cabinet Office and NESTA funded Time to Talk telephone peer-support service. With a view to testing the success of our many telephone peer-support services, RNIB co-produced a series of telephone group sessions for older people living with sight loss; 1,027 people with sight loss took part in the sessions and 4,108 hours of peer-support contact were delivered by staff and volunteers. The research took place between November 2014 and March 2016 and provides the first RNIB produced evidence of the efficacy of peer support services using validated evaluation measures.
To read about how the use of validated evaluation measures in this research have helped to convice commisioners of the benefits of peer support services in our Expert series blog by Gina Floyd, visit www.rnib.org.uk/timetotalkblog
To learn more about the Time to Talk service visit www.rnib.org.uk/time-to-talk
To read more about NESTA's standards of evidence and their analysis of RNIB's evaluation visit www.nesta.org.uk/royal-national-institute-blind-rnib