Prevention

There is growing interest in the role of social care in the prevention agenda as outlined in health and care policy.

To learn more about the scope of prevention activity across the social care sector, Skills for Care commissioned Wavehill Social and Economic Research to conduct research to:

  • provide an overview of the published and unpublished literature relating to prevention in social care
  • consult with stakeholders to understand more about engagement with the prevention agenda
  • identify examples of practice in England to learn more about how prevention is working in social care
  • explore how preventative work is linked to commissioning processes.

Download the research report here.

We’re using this report with strategic partners to stimulate debate and discussion and explore how the sector can build on and embed best practice. 

This research is part of a wider project, working alongside Public Health England, to develop a better understanding of prevention activity within adult social care and to inform future workforce development.

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