Welsh Government
Attend a workshop and help set social care research priorities

Attend a workshop and help set social care research priorities

23 July 2020

Health and Care Research Wales and Social Care Wales want your help to identify research priorities for the social care and support of people aged 65 or over.

We want to find out the most pressing concerns, from the perspectives of older people who use social care services and the people who support them. The aim is to develop a social care research agenda that will enable older people in Wales to live happier and more fulfilling lives.

What is the workshop for?
The aim of the workshop is to decide the 10 priorities for future research the social care and support of people aged 65 or over.

The workshop will take place over an afternoon and a morning. It will be conducted online via a Zoom video meeting. Participants will have discussions in groups of five, with the support of a facilitator.

They will review a list of questions about social care that have come from older people who use social care services, carers and people who provide services.
They will share their knowledge and talk about their experiences. Together they will decide the most important questions for research to answer.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 20 people who have experience of, or knowledge about, the social care and support of people aged 65 or over in Wales. This includes people who use services, family members and carers, and social care workers who support older people. This is an opportunity for people who aren’t already influencing the research agenda to have their say.

We need people to join the workshop who are prepared to share their experiences and opinions, and listen to other people’s experiences and opinions, and participate in group discussions.

You will need to be able to connect to an online Zoom meeting via a tablet or computer. We can show you how to use Zoom if you have not used it before.

We are keen to receive expressions of interest in participating in the workshop from people from across the Wales who fall into any of the following categories. People who:

  • Are aged 65 or over and who have used social care services
  •  A family members and unpaid carers of people aged 65 or over, who have had social care
  • Are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Are from a variety of social backgrounds
  • Are social care practitioners delivering social care and support services to people in Wales aged 65 or over

When?
The workshop will take place over two sessions (we ask that everyone attends both sessions)
• Wednesday 16 September 12.30 – 16.15
• Thursday 17 September 09.45 – 12.30

How to get involved
If you are aged 65 or over, a family member or carer please find out more about this on our current opportunities page. If you are a social care practitioner delivering social care and support serviced to people in Wales aged 65 or over register your interest by emailing healthandcareresearch@wales.nhs.uk by 20 August 2020.