ExChange

ExChange is an all-Wales social care organisation that enables practitioners, service users, and researchers to share expertise and experience

Professor Donald Forrester Dr Jen Lyttleton-Smith

ExChange aims to improve social work and social care services by creating dialogue and ongoing relationships between people with different types of expertise.

We believe that research has most impact when it is part of an ongoing dialogue between researchers, practitioners and those with direct experiences of services.  As such our focus is on bringing leading researchers into direct contact with workers, managers and those who use services so that we can learn from one another. In our first year we are running a programme of more than 20 events across Wales, from large national conferences to small seminars with leading experts.

ExChange was set up by the Cascade Centre at Cardiff University, but we are working closely with Swansea, Bangor and we hope other universities across Wales. Almost every local authority in Wales is a member, as well as key charities and other organisations. We hope this will allow us to provide a range of opportunities for discussion and collaboration with an ongoing focus on ensuring that our research makes a difference.

For further information about ExChange please contact contact@exchangewales.org

For further information about CASCADE please contact cascade@cardiff.ac.uk