Welsh Government has commissioned Ipsos MORI to undertake research to understand more about the staff who are working in the social care and childcare sectors as part of its Brexit preparations.

The purpose is to consider:  

  • the current contribution of non-UK EU staff
  • the level of qualifications across the sector
  • the recruitment challenges
  • as well as the many other issues that are affecting these sectors in Wales

Social Care Wales, Care Forum Wales, RCN and UKHCA have been involved in scoping the research and survey and the work is also being supported by ADSSCymru and the WLGA.

To ensure Ipsos MORI have access to reliable data as many providers as possible are needed to take part in the survey.

Providers in these sectors will have recently received an email or letter through the post with a unique code to link to the survey. This is a unique link for each provider so that ipsos MORI can accurately monitor response rates. They can also check that quotas for different types of settings are met. Telephone interviews are also being undertaken to maximise the response rate.

We would like to encourage all providers to complete the survey and to be reassured that this is an authorised survey commissioned by Welsh Government,

If you as a provider have misplaced your unique code, or have any questions, you can contact the research team at Ipsos MORI by email WalesSCCCsurvey@ipsos.com or telephone 0808 238 5376.


The survey deadline is: Wednesday 16 January 2019


Message from Ipsos MORI:

“Ipsos MORI, an independent research company, has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to carry out research on staffing in the social care and childcare sectors, including the contribution of EU workers. This is important research – it will help the Welsh Government and their partners to understand the challenges you face and to develop responses to support the sectors. Ipsos MORI is contacting services listed in the Care Inspectorate Wales’s database of providers and inviting them to take part either online or by phone. It will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, and it’s really important the Welsh Government hears from as many services as possible to understand the potential challenges services face and to develop responses to help support the sector, so please do take time to respond.”

  • Author: ADSS Cymru
  • Date: 11/01/2019