The development of preventative approaches and those which promote independence and wellbeing have gained importance since the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

Prevention and encouraging people to be more proactive about their health and wellbeing is also central to the vision of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

SCIE’s resource aims to inform the case for commissioning prevention services in adult social care through highlighting examples of good practice across England together with recent prevention-related research.

Prevention: new examples

Three new examples of prevention in health and social care. HenPower is about combining hen-keeping and creativity to improve wellbeing. It shows the benefits of keeping hens in care homes. Also new: Two examples from Cambridgeshire.
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