Our vision is for Wales to be internationally renowned for excellent social care research that supports the people of Wales, by informing and improving social care policy and practice.

Our ambition is to help improve well-being by applying evidence-based policy, practice and service models that have a focus on prevention and early intervention. We know this is ambitious and we will need to prioritise our activities, which are set out in our proposals for a five-year research and development plan.

The proposals cover five areas;

  • involving the public in social care research and development
  • research priorities
  • use of existing and routinely collected data
  • developing the workforce and organisations
  • making research results available.

The plan also sets out 16 recommendations to help create and enhance the research and development of social care in Wales.