Supporting different groups of people

Resources to show how preventative approaches or those promoting wellbeing can support and improve the lives of different types of people.

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Adults with learning disabilities

Many people with a learning disability can live independently, living alone and in employment, however others may need more intensive support with tasks such as eating, dressing and personal care.

Adults with long term conditions

With 26 million people in England reporting to have at least one long-term condition and 10 million with two or more, supporting people to manage their long-term health conditions can significantly improve their quality of life and promote long-term changes in their physical, mental and psychological health.

Adults with mental health problems

With one in four adults experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, there really is ‘no health without mental health’. Prevention in mental health focuses on building and maintaining wellbeing on both an individual and community basis.

Older people

Demographic and social changes in recent years have placed health and social care service under pressure, with a estimated increase of over 51% more people over the age of 65 by 2030, preventative approaches are central to the future of social care commissioning for older people.


Carers are often key to people being able to maintain their independence and stay living at home or within their family.

Ending homelessness

The charity Crisis commissioned SCIE to produce a rapid evidence assessment to understand what services work, to address and end homelessness, and to assess the quality of evidence published.