Exchange Wales’ past events contain an archive of our conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars for our free, high-quality training to support the ongoing development of social care professionals across Wales. View our upcoming events and resources which share expertise, research evidence and care experiences for practitioners and service users.

  • Getting our voices heard

    Join our webinar, the fifth in our Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL) series. It shares a recent study led by Queen’s University, Belfast and partner organisations. ‘Getting Our Voices Heard’ looked at different approaches taken by…

  • Getting our voices heard

    Findings show that some improvements have been made on the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in policy conversations, but that there remains considerable work to be done to achieve meaningful inclusion. Particularly, that policy consultations…

  • Mutual Benefits – The Potential of Disabled People as Foster Carers

    There is a huge shortage of foster carers in England, and the University of Worcester has undertaken a research project to find out why Disabled people are excluded from fostering.  This webinar presents findings which include a short video illuminating the key ethical and pragmatic issues in this neglected area of equal opportunities.  The university… Read More

  • My Life My Choice – The right to a relationship

    My Life My Choice – The right to a relationship: Addressing the barriers that people with learning disabilities face in developing and sustaining sexual relationships In our fourth webinar of the DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) series, we share this research project led by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NTDi) in… Read More

  • 2021 Annual Adoption Lecture

    For the large majority of children, adoption confers lifelong relationships and a sense of belonging in the adoptive family. But adoption also involves the legal severance of the child from the birth family and often the loss of key relationships with…

  • #BlackLivesMatter series webinar 1: Anti-Racism in social work

    In this webinar, the first in our #BlackLivesMatter series, Wayne Reid will reflect on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the meaning of anti-racism…

  • From identification to support: Improving services for young carers

    This webinar will share findings of research, and policy insight, on the challenges of identifying & supporting young carers in Wales…

  • What can social work learn from asset-based community development?

    This webinar considers how social work and social care can learn from community development approaches, using an example from west Cardiff…

  • Who cares for those leaving care? Care-leaver experiences during COVID-19

    This webinar will share findings of research undertaken with care leavers about their experiences during COVID-19 and lockdown…

  • DRILL Series 1: Disability research ethics – Lessons for research and practice

    In autumn 2020, ExChange Wales is delivering a series of webinars led by project partners from the Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL). DRILL is a Four Nation Research Project which delivers the world’s first major…