The Portal to Resources and Information on Mainstreaming Equalities (PRIME) is a collection of equality related (web-based) resources, designed to help policy makers and researchers understand the broad range of equality issues that have relevancy across policy areas. The reports referenced on this web site will give you a sense of how an equality issue can impact on a particular area and how the needs of different equality groups should be considered when embarking on a research or policy project.
PRIME allows you to browse social research by topic area. It also serves as a resource to further information and guidance on how to fulfill obligations set out by the new public duties.
For a collection of statistics relating to social and welfare issues such as neighbourhood statistics, social justice, households, families and inviduals, income and welfare, and equality please visit http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare
High Level Scottish Surveys, such as the Scottish Household Survey, can also provide you with evidence.
JUST PUBLISHED: All Our Futures: Planning for A Scotland With an Ageing Population. This Strategy considers how best to respond to and plan for a Scotland with an ageing population. It includes the Strategy, the evidence base, and consultations conducted in relation to the Strategy.