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Partners and Collaborators

The School works in partnership across the social care and social care research infrastructure. We work closely with Universities across wales, Social Care Wales, Local Authorities, the Health and Care Research Wales funded infrastructure, Third Sector organisations, community groups, practitioners, and members of the public. If you or your organisation would like to work with us please get in touch.

The ENRICH Cymru network is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research, the Wales School for Social Care Research and the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University. 

The aim of ENRICH Cymru is to improve the lives of residents and staff in Care Homes across Wales by developing and facilitating a network of ‘research ready’ Care Homes. The network will promote the exchange of research ideas and knowledge, and foster the co-creation of research relevant to the current issues in the Care Home sector. Care Homes and Researchers across Wales will be invited to join the network to provide more opportunities for new and innovative research projects to be carried out.

My Home Life Cymru is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research, the Wales School for Social Care Research and the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University. 

My Home Life Cymru is an international programme that aims to improve quality of life for those who live, die, visit and work in care homes and other health and social care settings.  The programme works in Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Australia.

The School is delighted to announce that the School is part funding ExChange. Working closely with ExChange will support the knowledge mobilisation work of the School.


ExChange is an all-Wales network that brings together workers, researchers and those who use services to share experiences and expertise and learn from one another. Our aim is to improve social work and social care services by creating dialogue and ongoing relationships between people with different types of expertise.

The All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) is a Health and Care Research Wales funded initiative operating through three trials units across Wales: Centre for Trials Research (Cardiff University); North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH, Bangor University); and Swansea Trials Unit (STU, Swansea University) with support from the Welsh Health Economics Support Service (WHESS) and Language Awareness Infrastructure Support (LLAIS, Bangor University).

NWORTH is the trial unit with the strategic lead for social care and works closely with the Wales School for Social Care Research to provide support and advice on social care research proposals. Click here to view the All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) Charter.

Holi:  Co-Productive Research in Wales is a new organisation set up to bring together people from across different sectors with an interest in researching co-production, and co-producing research – many of whom have a specific interest in social care.

Follow Holi on Twitter @HoliCopro for updates and more information. 

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