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Partnership - Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil & Bridgend

Setting priorities for social care research in Wales

Social Care Wales (SCW) is currently asking for help in promoting a survey to gather feedback about research priorities about the social care and support for families in Wales. The topic they’re interested in is:

What matters most in developing family support services in Wales? 

The survey has been launched with Health and Care Research Wales, to hear from families who have had contact with family support services, and from the social care practitioners who support them. 

The survey captures people’s experiences, opinions and their most pressing concerns. The information will be used to identify research priorities for social care and support of families and children. SCW is working in association with the James Lind Alliance, using their method for prioritising research. The aim is to develop a social care research agenda that will explore how Strengths-Based Approaches may be able to help solve some of the most pressing issues. 

How to get involved

Please encourage your contacts to take part in the practitioner survey and promote it to colleagues. It will take about 10 minutes to complete and is open from 8 March to 14 April 2022. 

Involving the families you work with

SCW would also appreciate it if you could promote the survey for parents, families and young people to the families you work with. They are happy to make reasonable adjustments for those who experience difficulties in completing the survey, including holding group discussions about the survey questions and an easy read version of the survey can also be provided.

 SCW want to ensure a wide range of voices have a chance to be heard. If you are able to collaborate with them and help to champion the survey in any way, please contact emma.small@gov.wales

What you think matters

SCW want to hear from a wide range of people. When research happens in future, we want it to be research that makes a real difference to the lives of families in Wales and which improves the quality of the care and support they receive.  The real life experiences and views of families and social care practitioners are at the heart of this project. 

Thank you for your help. 

For more information visit the Social Care Wales website or email emma.small@gov.wales.

Posted on Monday 28th March 2022