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The Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (IMPACT)


The Welsh Government has commissioned a partnership between leading academics across four universities in Wales and expert advisers to deliver the evaluation of the ground-breaking Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC), is leading the team alongside Professor Fiona Verity, Director of the Wales School for Social Care Research.

Colleagues from Swansea University, Bangor University and Cardiff University will also work as partners in the study, which is being supported by PRIME Centre Wales.

The project will deliver an independent and objective assessment of the implementation of the Act and the way in which it has impacted on the well-being of people who need care and support, and their carers.

The Act is a significant departure from previous public policy, and sets out major change in social care and social services and in relationships between social serves and citizens, communities, and sectors outside government.

More information about the study can be found by watching this short film. The film is bilingual and has both Welsh and English subtitles.

More information about the study will be posted here over the lifetime of the study, but for now please follow the links below for further details.