Funder: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)
Start Date: 2nd January 2012
End Date: 1st June 2015
Catherine Robinson (Bangor University)
Gareth Rees (Cardiff University)
Diane Seddon (Bangor University)
Judith Phillips (Swansea University)
Nick Andrews (Swansea University)
Martin O’Neill (Cardiff University)
Victoria Macfarlane (Cardiff University)
Luke Cowie (Cardiff University)
Working in partnership across Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities and funded by the NISCHR, the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) will strengthen the capacity of HEIs and their partner agencies to deliver on an agreed and prioritised research agenda to respond to national and local needs.
The three regional teams will contribute to the following work framework:
Each regional team will pilot and evaluate a different model over a three-year period, aiming to identify and establish effective approaches to increasing the quantity and quality of social care R&D in Wales.
Cardiff: Social Care and Social Work Research Skills Capacity Building, the WISERD E-learning Initiative
Adult Social Care and the Foundational Economy
This research project will examine provision and delivery of adult social care by means of social licencing, social enterprises, co-operatives and not for profit organisations. The project will be rooted in the arguments for a ‘Foundational Economy’ (Bentham et al 2013; Law and Williams 2014) and will involve collaboration with colleagues in Manchester, Durham and Queen Mary University. This project will adopt multi-method approaches within a case study framework (Yin 2014). A range of methods will be employed including reviews of the literature, interviews with key stakeholders, analysis of routine data and geo-spatial data, economic and organisational modelling and comparative policy research. It will build on the skills and knowledge available form a multi-disciplinary steering group (see governance). In addition, through collaboration, it will establish a lasting and unique network of researchers, policy actors and practitioners working in the field. The aim will be to undertake:
Additional Research Team:
Karel Williams (Manchester University)
Julie Froud (Manchester University)
Paula Hyde (Durham University)
Sukhdev Johal (Queen Mary University)
Transforming Social Services in Wales: Role of Alternative Business Models - Heulwen Blackmore, Welsh Government
A Review of the Evidence on Models of Social Enterprise in the Provision of Adult Social Care in the UK, Europe and USA - Luke Cowie, WISERD, Cardiff University
A Pragmatic Approach to Public Services Reform - San Leonard, Social Firms Wales
A Right to Request: Can Wales learn from Social Enterprise Spinouts in the English NHS? - Ross Millar, Kelly Hall and Robin Miller, University of Birmingham
Visit the ASCC website: www.ascccymru.org
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As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.