SCIE uses cookies to store information on your computer. This information is used to make parts of the site work and so we can understand how the site is used. If you have used some parts of the site, or have registered for a MySCIE account, a cookie will have already been set.

To find out more about why we use cookies and for information on how to delete and block cookies from this site, please visit our cookies page.

  I accept cookies from this site.


Find prevention records by subject or service provider/commissioner name

About The Prevention Library

SCIE has been commissioned by the Department of Health to develop this resource which is intended to support and inform commissioners of prevention services in local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England.

Prevention services range across a broad spectrum but are all based on the need to:

  • promote independence and wellbeing
  • prevent or delay the deterioration of wellbeing resulting from age, disability or illness both physical and mental
  • delay the need for more costly, intensive or crisis-focused services.

Under the requirements of the Care Act 2014 local authorities are required to:

  • provide or arrange for services to prevent, delay or reduce care needs
  • identify the prevention services, facilities and resources already available
  • promote diversity and quality of services so customers have a choice of service.

What’s in the Prevention Library ?

  • A short film on prevention in adult social care introducing the Prevention Library
  • An initial batch of prevention service examples developed in conjunction with commissioners and providers.
  • References to recent research and associated resources derived from SCIE’s Social Care Online database.

The service examples are examples of current practice only, some of which may have been evaluated externally; if these evaluations are published we have included links to them and also to relevant websites.

Download video assets which contains the video, subtitles file, and transcript (printable).


BCF planning requirements 2017-19

Integration and Better Care Fund requirements published
View more: News
Ask about support on integration, STPs and transformation
Case study

Greater Manchester adult social care reform

SCIE and KPMG supporting development of business cases, plus SCIE work on asset-based approaches
View more: Case studies
Training course

Care Act – Info & Advice

CPD-accredited course on providing info & advice under Care Act
View more: Training courses
Related SCIE content
Related NICE content
Related external content
Visit Social Care Online, the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
Submit prevention service example
What do you think about SCIE's work?