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.
NICE Evidence Search – Evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning.
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.
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 Research, Innovation and Improvement Hub.
ONS – Statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.
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.