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‘Like a right arm to me’: the value of volunteers in supporting older people

Blog post 17/10/2016Ruth Thorlby

Ruth Thorlby outlines findings of our recent report evaluating a seven 'social action' projects.

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Harnessing social action to support older people

Report 14/10/2016Theo Georghiou | Cono Ariti | Dr Miranda Davies | Sandeepa Arora | Dr Tazeem Bhatia | Dr Martin Bardsley | Ruth Thorlby

In this research report we present the findings of our evaluation of seven social action projects supported by the Reducing Winter Pressures Fund.

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Knowing you’re not alone: Understanding peer support for stroke survivors

Report 29/09/2016Holly Smith (Dorning) | Dr Miranda Davies | Cono Ariti | Dr Kerry Allen | Theo Georghiou

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Peer support for stroke: what have we learned?

Blog post 28/09/2016Liz Roberts

The Stroke Association's Liz Roberts examines what has been learned from the Nuffield Trust's evaluation of their voluntary groups, and what it might for the future of community peer support in stroke care.

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Theo Georghiou: preventing admissions

Presentation 22/06/2015

Theo Georghiou presents on a Nuffield Trust evaluation project to examine the effectiveness of the voluntary sector in helping to prevent hospital admissions. 

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Volunteering in the season of goodwill

Blog post 08/12/2014Dr Miranda Davies

Miranda Davies outlines some of the lessons she has learnt from her evaluation of volunteer projects.

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An army of the willing?

Blog post 03/12/2014Dr Martin Bardsley

Martin Bardsley outlines our evaluation of the British Red Cross'Support at home' scheme - which helps older people maintain their independence with the help of volunteers.

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