Diabetes in Lewisham

Diabetes Peer Support Groups

In 2017/18 , we were commissioned by Lewisham CCG to set up a peer support project for people with Type 2 diabetes who might not access other provision.

The peer groups  provided participants with support, to manage their conditions, increase their awareness of living with diabetes, signpost to services or community provision that supported their condition.  In addition, any feedback on services would be collected.

We implemented a recruitment and training programme to support the engagement of adults, their families and carers from a range of hard to reach and underrepresented communities in the borough.

Through our support groups, 55 Lewisham residents received support and advice around exercise, nutrition, motivation and mental wellbeing, to help manage their condition.

For more information about this project, please contact Folake Segun on 020 8690 5012 or folakes@communitywaves.co.uk