PRIME Centre Wales Social Care Consensus Meeting

Monday 5th October 2015, 10:00 - 15:00
Future Inn Cardiff Hotel

The meeting aimed to bring together health and social care researchers, representatives from government, local authorities, commercial sector, third sector, community members and their supporters/carers to identify the research issues, prioritise these and establish how they can be collectively delivered.

Objectives for the day
  • To collaborate across health and social care for future delivery of services
  • To set priorities for social care research within the primary and emergency care context
  • To identify facilitators to enable the priorities to be delivered
  • To agree an action plan for future delivery.
Instructions for attendees

Attendees were asked to bring with them three ideas for hard to solve problems in their organisation, and were asked to discuss with colleagues prior to attending the meeting so their views will be included in discussions.

Attendees were also asked to consider three contributions that their organisation could offer such as training available in their specialist area, support for professional development etc.

The research priorities

Following the consensus exercise, the priorities agreed on have been drafted by the workshop leads, Joyce Kenkre and Carolyn Wallace and are being shared with the group for feedback.


Following feedback from the group, the priorities were further refined, and a report has been drafted by Dr Carolyn Wallace and shared with key stakeholders including the School for Social Care Research 

The report can be downloaded viewed here.

  1. Lewis Darmanin, Team Lead, Health and Care Research Wales Workforce
  2. Adrian Edwards, Director, PRIME Centre Wales, Cardiff University
  3. Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales
  4. Kristen Evans, Service Development Coordinator, Calan DVS
  5. Bridie Evans, Research Officer, PRIME Centre Wales, Swansea University
  6. Hayley Fidler, Centre Manager, Pontypridd YMCA
  7. Micaela Gal, Research Fellow, PRIME Centre Wales, Cardiff University
  8. Sophie Hansen, Director, The Office Choir Company
  9. Helene Hayes, Partnership Development Manager, Citizens Advice Cymru
  10. Jonathan Huish, Chair, Project Board Pontypridd YMCA
  11. Chris Jones, Project Manager, Care Directorate Group Gwalia Housing
  12. Susan Jordan, Reader, Swansea University
  13. Joyce Kenkre, Professor of Primary Care, PRIME Centre Wales, University of South Wales
  14. Rachel Lewis, Manager, Age Alliance Wales
  15. John Moore, My Home Life Cymru Manager, Age Cymru
  16. Edward Oloidi, PhD Researcher, University of South Wales
  17. Alison Orrell, Research Fellow, Bangor University
  18. Rosanne Palmer, Policy Adviser, Age Cymru
  19. Judith Phillips, Lead, School for Social Care Research, Welsh Government
  20. David Pontin, Aneurin Bevan Chair of Community Health, University of South Wales
  21. Steve Smith, Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Policy, PRIME Centre Wales, University of South Wales
  22. Cathryn Thomas, Programme and Improvement Lead, Social Services Improvement Agency
  23. Susan Thomas, PhD Student, University of South Wales
  24. Kate Thomas, Health and Social Care Facilitator, Newport Gavo
  25. Alun Toghill, Service User Research, Partnership Public
  26. Dan Venables, Head of Social Care Research & Development Division for Social Care and Health Research, Welsh Government
  27. Carolyn Wallace, Reader Integrated Care, PRIME Centre Wales, University of South Wales
  28. Sarah Wallace, PhD Researcher, University of South Wales
  29. Paula Walters, Director, NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights
  30. Angela Watkins, Operations & Communications Manager, PRIME Centre Wales, Cardiff University
  31. Annie Williams, Research Fellow, Cardiff University
  32. Elizabeth Young, Director, Research Evaluation & Policy Home-Start UK

Presentations from the day