This is a long-term programme of work to improve the way we collect, analyse and use the data gathered while providing social care in Wales.
How we developed our approach
Our discovery report describes social care data in Wales and the areas that need improvement.
Our statement of strategic intent brings together organisations who want to improve how data is collected and used in social care in Wales. It describes our aims for social care data and identifies eight priority areas of work. We’ve started work in each area and have made progress against our objectives.
What we’ve done since the start of the project
developed how we talk to people in Wales about the use of health and care data, along with our partners Welsh Government and Digital Health and Care Wales
agreed how we would work with Digital Health and Care Wales for the National Data Resource programme and social care in Wales
we’ve helped local authorities to share their data with SAIL and the Networked Data Lab and looked at how an information sharing gateway might help to administer data sharing
improved the way we collect data about the social care workforce in Wales
created guidelines for local authorities who want to share data
published the report, Scoping a professional development framework for social care data analysts in Wales, which looks at the data workforce in local authority services, and started a series of data skills projects
worked with Digital Health and Care Wales to provide their foundation level analytics learning programme with KPMG.
What we’ll be doing next
By April 2023 we’re hoping to:
work with an experienced organisation to help us to talk to people across Wales about health and care data
continue our work with ADSS Cymru to set our data priorities for local authority social services in Wales
work with local authorities to understand if they’re prepared for the National Data Resource programme
continue our work with the Networked Data Lab and strengthen our approach to linking administrative data, by working with SAIL and Welsh Government’s Administrative Data Research Unit (ADRU)
continue to develop the National social care data portal for Wales, together with our users
work with local authorities to define data standards for social care data