Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) – sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in social care and social work.
Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP) website – information about the DEEP principles and approach, projects, the methods and tools used in DEEP and upcoming events.
Community Care Inform – Children’s and adults resource centres with in depth information for social work practice.
The Social Care Elf – Quality research, policy and guidance relevant to UK social care.
Research in Practice – Supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families, young people and adults.
IRISS – Scotland based, ensuring relevant and accessible information for the social services workforce.
CES – Ireland based, connecting people with evidence and knowledge and capacity to evaluate.
What Works in Children’s Social Care – Setting standards and generating the best research into what works for children’s social care.
List of What Works Centres – Other topics that may be of interest include; wellbeing, homelessness and improving quality of life for the elderly.
CASCADE – Publish briefings which are short accessible summaries of research findings, also provides information on research projects and links with the what works centre.
Academy of Fab Stuff – Examples of good practice/innovative projects, includes a social care filter.
A Healthier Wales toolkit – A Healthier Wales is the Welsh Government’s long term plan for health and care in Wales. It encourages health and social care organisations, on a national, regional and local level, to develop new ways of working together to improve the response to local needs.
Key places to find statistics
If you need any support for with finding statistics as part of a regional health and social care project, please contact the Regional Innovation Coordination Hub.
ONS – Statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. ONS (office for national statistics) also have a tool which compiles official statistics relating to adult social care across the four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
StatsWales – Detailed official data about Wales.
Health in Wales – Links to sources of health data by topic or by type of data.
Public Health Wales – Publishes data and evidence on a range of public health topics.
North Wales Economic Observatory – Economic data, demographics, employment, qualifications, education and Welsh Language skills data.
Education Workforce Council – Data about the education workforce in Wales.
Social Care Wales – Data related to social care services, this data is also available on Data Cymru.