September 2013

What is a preventative service?

There is a real need to understand prevention just now.

Social care services are facing increasing demand and expectations, alongside reducing resources. The draft Care and Support Bill makes it a statutory duty for local authorities to provide services or take other steps to prevent, reduce or delay needs for care and support. The growing integration agenda focuses on the need for proactive, joined-up services, and funding for integration is likely to be linked to services being able to show that they are effective in prevention.