Welsh Government

New opportunities to influence Social Care Research in Wales

1 December 2015

Do you want to help influence social care research in Wales? There are new opportunities to join the Health and Care Research Wales Social Care Research Awards Funding Board and the All Wales Prioritisation Panel.

The vision of Health and Care Research Wales is to support and develop excellent research which has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.

The Health and Care Research Wales Social Care Research Award aims to support capacity and capability building in social care research by funding high-quality research projects that will provide robust evidence with clear relevance to service users, carers, social care policymakers, and/or social care and support services and organisations. 

We are seeking to appoint new members to the:

  • All Wales Prioritisation Panel
    The role of the All Wales Prioritisation Panel is to prioritise the research proposals we receive. We would welcome applications from individuals who have demonstrable experience of social service commissioning or delivery; leading social care strategy; and/or, using research evidence to support decision-making in the social care setting.
  • Social Care Research Awards Funding Board
    The role of the social care research awards funding board is to consider the scientific quality, feasibility and value for money of applications submitted to Health and Care Research Wales. We would welcome applications from researchers in the areas of social care policy and practice with a track record in applied research in social care.
  • Public Members
    We are looking for new public members of the All Wales Prioritisation Panel and the Social Care Research Awards Funding Board. We would welcome applications from people who use Welsh health or social care services; are carers; or have experience of representing people who use health and social care services in Wales.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 21 December 2015, for more information about these opportunities, please click on the links above.

Become a reviewer

Our community of reviewers includes academics, clinicians, practitioners, public health and social care professionals and also members of the public, patients and carers. If you are interested in joining our community of reviewers, please complete the new reviewer form below: