Wales School for Social Care Research Groups and Networks

Groups and Networks

The Wales School for Social Care Research works in partnership across the social care and social care research infrastructure. We work closely with Universities across Wales, Social Care Wales, Local Authorities, the Health and Care Research Wales funded infrastructure, Third Sector organisations, community groups, practitioners, and members of the public. If you or your organisation would like to work with us please get in touch.

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The School is delighted to announce that the School is part funding ExChange. Working closely with ExChange will support the knowledge mobilisation work of the School.

ExChange is an all-Wales network that brings together workers, researchers and those who use services to share experiences and expertise and learn from one another. Our aim is to improve social work and social care services by creating dialogue and ongoing relationships between people with different types of expertise.


All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service

The All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) is a Health and Care Research Wales funded initiative operating through three trials units across Wales: Centre for Trials Research (Cardiff University); North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH, Bangor University); and Swansea Trials Unit (STU, Swansea University) with support from the Welsh Health Economics Support Service (WHESS) and Language Awareness Infrastructure Support (LLAIS, Bangor University).

NWORTH is the trial unit with the strategic lead for social care and works closely with the Wales School for Social Care Research to provide support and advice on social care research proposals. 

Holi:  Co-Productive Research in Wales

Holi: Co-Productive Research in Wales

Holi:  Co-Productive Research in Wales is a new organisation set up to bring together people from across different sectors with an interest in researching co-production, and co-producing research – many of whom have a specific interest in social care.

Follow Holi on Twitter @HoliCopro for updates and more information. 

My home life Cymru

My Home Life Cymru

My Home Life Cymru, which works to improve care homes in Wales, is to be hosted by the College of Health and Human Sciences at Swansea University, taking over the role from Age Cymru. The Wales School for Social Care Research co-directs and supports My Home Life Cymru.

For more information contact Suzy Webster, My Home Life Cymru Coordinator -

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The ENRICH Cymru network is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research, and the Wales School for Social Care Research.