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Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2021) Prevention in social care.

External website: https://www.scie.org.uk/prevention/social-care


Prevention in social care is about encouraging people to be more proactive about their health and wellbeing. It can increase independence and reduce or delay the need for care and support services.

This briefing for UK local authority commissioners and managers sets prevention in the context of the Care Act and describes the role for commissioners and practitioners, including their distinct responsibilities and the benefits of a shared understanding and approach. It also explores both how prevention is understood in social care and the current evidence base. The SCIE prevention resource offers service approaches and examples developed in collaboration with commissioners and providers of services. You can also view good practice examples and latest research on preventative approaches.

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