What counts as 'well-being'? Searching behind and between the numbers to better understand social care outcomes

29 March 2017, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Swansea Marriott Hotel,  Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3SS

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 places well-being and personal outcomes at the heart of social care, intending social care practitioners to focus on strengths and relationships-based practice. This shift, while broadly welcomed, has produced huge questions and challenges for a workforce adapting to a new vision of welfare provision. At this cross-cutting conference that integrates the expertise and experience held in adult, child and family services, we ask seasoned leaders in practice, expert academic researchers, and people experienced in engaging with social care services: what does 'well-being' really mean, how can we discover together what really matters to individuals, and by what means might we best understand the language and measurement of outcomes?

Conference Programme

09.15 – Registration and tea/coffee

09.45 – Welcome

09.50 – Keynote, Cathryn Thomas, Social Services Improvement Agency

10.40 – Break

11.00 – Workshops

1. Maria Selby, Neath Port Talbot Local Authority
2. Alisha Davies, , Public Health Wales
3. Dr Rachel Dodge, Cardiff Metropolitan University

11.45 – Keynote, Donald Forrester, CASCADE, Cardiff University

12.30 – Lunch

13.30 – PLAY Session AND ExChange Research Development Forums

14.00 – Personal accounts of co-production and collaboration in social care

14.45 – Break

15.00 – Keynote, Dr Emma Miller, University of Strathclyde

15.45 – Close


Contact us: +4429 2068 8722   /   Contact@ExChangeWales.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Cysylltwch â ni: +4429 2068 8722   /   Cysylltu@ExChangeCymru.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Lle Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD

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