Insights

Evidence summaries to support social work and social care in Scotland. They are reviewed by people with research, policy and practice expertise to ensure they are robust and meet the needs of social service stakeholders in Scotland.

Care experience and friendship

Insight 63

Draws on research and policy, as well as practice experience to explore friendship, why it matters and how it can be better supported.

Dementia: attachment matters

Insight 59

Explores the relevance of attachment, an emotional link between two people which lasts through space and time, to our understanding of dementia and its impact on people and their family carers.

Evaluating social prescribing

Insight 55

Provides a review of the research methods and approaches used to evaluate UK-based social prescribing interventions in recent years. It gives an overview of how social prescribing has been evaluated, and what can be learned from this.