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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).


Prevention in social care

Prevention in social care What it means, the policy context, role for commissioners and practitioners and the evidence base.

H4All wellbeing service

H4All wellbeing service Practice example about how H4All Wellbeing Service is using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) tool

Moving Memory

Moving Memory Practice example about how the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company is challenging perceived notions of age and ageing.

Chatty Cafe Scheme

Chatty Cafe Scheme Practice example about how the Chatty Cafe Scheme is helping to tackle loneliness by bringing people of all ages together

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! Wellness Practice example about how Oomph! Wellness is supporting staff to get older adults active and combat growing levels of social isolation

LAUGH research project

LAUGH research project Practice example about a research project to develop highly personalised, playful objects for people with advanced dementia


KOMP Practice example about how KOMP, designed by No Isolation is helping older people stay connected with their families
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