New evidence summaries from ESSS

Published on 5 Nov 2020

Our free Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) helps you find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform practice, service improvement and continuous learning.

Over the past few weeks we've added a number of evidence summaries (Outlines) to the collection.

'Recent polling suggests there could be around 8.8 million adult carers in the UK, up from 6.3 million in 2011, which social services and the NHS rely on to function.' Our latest summary of evidence explores carers mental and physical health, with additional focus on finances and employment. It covers characteristics of caring, its effects, and approaches, support and interventions.

On the run up to Care Experienced Week, we published an Outline on the topic of care experienced children and young people's mental health. It provides some background, the reasons for poor mental health, approaches, and recommendations.

Health and social care systems redesign is another topic explored, which focuses on successful models of system redesign. It includes a number of case studies from across the UK.

ESSS is led by our Information Specialists, Andreea Bocioaga and Robert Sanders who are happy to help with enquiries. Anyone working within social services in any sector (public, independent or voluntary) in Scotland is welcome to contact the service for support with research and evidence.