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Prevention Services

Social Inclusion and Empowering Independence Services

We are pleased to announce the new Social Inclusion and Empowering Independence services that started on 1 October 2019. Services have been designed based on feedback received through the engagement activities over the last two years. These services will help people with health and wellbeing needs to:

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  • develop a sense of belonging
  • self-manage their health and wellbeing
  • develop skills to help with daily living

Social Inclusion – this service will help people to identify local support networks and activities and to make links in their local community. This will include linking people to volunteers that will offer wellbeing support to people in their own homes and to people leaving hospital. It will also include helping people to identify opportunities to get involved in volunteering and local projects.

Empowering Independence – these services will offer support to people either in their own home, or to people in short term supported accommodation. This will include but is not limited to supporting people with maintaining accommodation, managing domestic tasks, managing finances and budgeting, accessing employment, education and training, and attending health appointments.

How to refer to the new services

Please find more information about the new services and referral routes under the link below:

Inclusion and independence services leaflet November 2019

If you would like to request printed copies of the leaflet please email

The Adult Social Care (ASC) Prevention Offer Strategic Commissioning Intentions describe the local approach to commissioning that will promote wellbeing and support independence over the next four years. The intentions draw on evidence including needs data, a review of preventative contracts and engagement with service providers, stakeholders and people who use services. The Evidence Base for ASC Prevention Offer provides more detail on how the intentions have been developed.

The Strategic Commissioning Intentions have resulted in the development of new service specifications created based on the feedback received through the engagement activities.

From September 2016 to October 2018 we have been engaged with all stakeholders to inform our new Adult Social Care Prevention Offer and service specifications.

People have told us they want to take more responsibility for their wellbeing and wellness, be as independent as possible and be part of their local community.

Please see the reports below summarising all of the feedback gathered during the engagement and consultation co-production sessions and procurement workshops.

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