The Welsh Government remains committed to the vision of securing well-being for people who access care and support and for carers who need support.
We are pleased to be in discussion with Social Care Wales about their taking an active role in ADR Wales social care activities.
In the previous ADR Wales funding period, we successfully acquired children’s social care data sources for linked data analysis. These data sources are enabling a number of important data linkage research activities (e.g. from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre).
In this new period, our attention turns to adult social care. We will work with social care stakeholders, including local authorities and care providers in the independent sector to identify research priorities and design research projects on adult social care.
We will support the development of the adult social care census, to ensure that, when complete, it can be made available for linked data analysis. In the meantime, we will work with local authorities to develop quick-win projects working with their data.
We will aim to stimulate linked data analysis project ideas on adult social care in the wider academic community.
Although adult social care will be the main focus in this area, we will continue to facilitate the supply of updated children’s social care data and, should a priority evidence need emerge on children’s social care that is not being addressed elsewhere we will take this forward under the social care theme.