Help us build a picture of how social care feels for the people involved in it. ***We have now closed our story-gathering.  Huge thanks to everyone who shared stories with us, invited us to groups and helped spread the word - your support has been invaluable.  Thank you!!***

During 2019 we want to collect stories from people who are carers and people who need care and support services, so that we can understand the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. We want to work with you and other people and organisations across Wales to engage with the diverse individuals and communities that access care and support services, and those that provide essential caring to their loved ones.

By working with organisations like yours, or ones you know, we will create a network that supports people to share their stories, enabling everyone who has a story to share, to be able to.

We will share what we find out from these stories with Welsh Government, social care professionals, project partners and people in Wales.  From the stories, we will take key issues and examine them at a second Citizens’ Jury in autumn 2020. 

If you are part of an organisation, if you have a story to share, or if you know others who do, get involved in Measuring the Mountain and help us understand what social care is really like for the people involved in it.






I work for an organisation that supports people

We want to work with organisations like yours across Wales, both to let people know about the project and to help us create a network of Listeners who can help others to share their stories. We would like your involvement so that we hear from every local authority, from all ages and all communities, and so that anyone who would like their story shared is able to make that happen.

Measuring the Mountain will share its findings with Welsh Government, social care professionals, participants and, through our website and presentations, with people and organisations in Wales.

If your organisation works with people, in any capacity, we’d love to hear from you.

I have a story to share - NOW CLOSED

We want to hear from anyone who has recent experience (within the last 12 months) of social care in Wales - this could mean receiving care and support or being a carer looking after a loved one or friend.  We want to hear the stories that you would tell your neighbour, your friend or your family - they can be long or short and they can be about a big experience or a very small one.

The stories that are shared with us will build a picture of how social feels for the individuals involved in it so we can better understand the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Citizens' Jury

In September 2018 we held a Citizens' Jury to look at what really matters in social care to individuals in Wales.  Fourteen members of the public listened to three days of evidence from social care professionals, from carers and from people who receive care and support.  They then made fifteen recommendations.  You can access the full report on our resources page.

In 2020, we will be holding a second Citizens' Jury to look in depth at a key aspect of social care.  Check here for updates and news about recruiting Jurors.




Measuring the Mounatin
Faculty of Life Sciences and Education,
Glyntaf Campus
University of South Wales
CF37 1DL

T: 07964 407 739



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