In partnership with the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU), Forte has investigated what social services managers, service user organisations and interest groups consider the most urgent research questions in the social services. The goal is to improve the usefulness of the research by helping to ensure that the scientific knowledge generated is relevant and addresses the needs of those most affected by the research.

The project is part of Forte’s national programme on applied welfare research, which aims to strengthen client and practice-oriented research that can be applied in social services to improve the life situation and circumstances of the users. The results of this report are to be used as a basis for the programme and research funding calls as well as for SBU’s focus on forthcoming systematic reviews and evidence maps in the field of social services.