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An improved National Social Care Data Portal for Wales launches

02 December 2019
Social Care Wales

Today we’ve launched our improved National Social Care Data Portal for Wales.

The portal brings together data about social care services in one place. It aims to help local authorities, regional partnership boards and others understand the social care sector in Wales.

There are many sources of social care data in Wales and finding them can be confusing. The portal is a ‘one-stop-shop’ to find the right sources of social care data.

Lisa Trigg, our Assistant Director of Research, Data and Intelligence, said: “We have developed the portal so it’s easier to use, accessible and provides a comprehensive evidence base for decision-making in the sector. The portal has a ‘core set’ of the most useful data and, in the future, it will signpost to other, more detailed, sources of information.

“The new portal includes a range of thematic dashboards on specific topics including children who are looked after, workforce, dementia, and care and support at home. These are intended to help users interrogate and understand the data.

“We want to engage with local authorities and other key stakeholders to fully understand their future data needs. We are establishing a virtual reference group who will play a key role in the continued development of the data portal,” added Lisa.

To be part of the virtual reference group, please get in touch with Gwyndaf Parry at gwyndaf.parry@socialcare.wales.

Visit the National Social Care Data Portal for Wales.