Preventative measures or prevention can cover many different types of support, services, facilities or other resources. There is no one definition for what constitutes preventative activity and this can range from wide scale whole population measures aimed at promoting health, to more targeted, individual interventions aimed at improving skills or functioning for one person or a particular group or lessening the impact of caring on a carer’s health and wellbeing. In considering how to give effect to their responsibilities, local authorities should consider the range of options available, and how those different approaches could support the needs of their local communities.