Welsh Government

Wales School for Social Care Research


Professor Fiona Verity
f.e.verity@swansea.ac.uk                                                                                                                                  01792 513189


The Wales School for Social Care Research succeeds the All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) pilot. 

The School will evolve and expand selected elements of the ASCC pilot. It has been established to be fully integrated with social care practice and to bridge the gap between academic research and social care services in Wales.

Key aims

  • to lead and promote the development of a culture of research-mindedness, evidence-enhanced practice, and research activity in social care services in Wales;
  • to facilitate the development of social care research capacity in both practice and academia;
  • to identify social care research priorities and knowledge gaps in Wales, and to assist the sector to address those areas;
  • to lead by example in facilitating, developing, and championing innovative and fully-embedded public involvement in social care research in Wales.