Lead: Lesley Searby, Self-Care Manager at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

Dates: June 2018 to March 2021

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  • Support people living with long term respiratory conditions who are affected by issues such as social isolation, lack of understanding about their condition, and who are struggling to navigate the health care system. 
  • Complement the existing services within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and introduce a volunteer-led mentor programme (people with experience of living with a long term respiratory condition) into the Community Respiratory team.   
  • Evaluate whether this type of non-clinical support, often used within mental health services, is beneficial to people living with long term physical health conditions.