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Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Partner reflections
The project partners were asked to reflect on the project by following the guiding questions below. We sought to get the most candid answers possible, so to protect the identity of each partner the quotes below are listed in no particular order, and with...
21 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry PAs and self employment
The Creative Care and Support: Pitlochry project partners quickly became aware that many of the people living in Pitlochry are self-employed or interested in setting up as self-employed. This was difficult to combine with the requirement for PA support...
20 Apr 2015
Innovate Guest Blog: Using Meditation to Support Professional Empathy and Compassion
The following is a guest blog post written by Joelle McCallum. Joelle met Fiona Munro at the recent Parenting Across Scotland “Creating Loving Relationships” Conference. Joelle is currently a social worker with NSPCC, delivering parenting...
17 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Project reflections: Rikke’s response to Lisa
Hi Lisa I think we have indeed been courageous in this project and that many good things have come of it, although I would happily be the first to admit that the outcomes bear little resemblance to what we set out to create. There are good reasons for...
14 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Project reflections: letter to Rikke from Lisa
Hi Rikke, I read somewhere recently that it was important to ‘be courageous but not foolhardy’ in life and I suppose when we were embarking on this project, I thought we were doing just that. We didn’t know exactly what would happen, but we hoped that...
14 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Funding process
IRISS made a seed fund £10,000 available for the ideas generated in the workshops during Creative care and support: Pitlochry to allow for the new initiatives to be tested. The project partners believed that a crucial element in supporting the...
14 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Pitlochry and its people
The town of Pitlochry sits within the picturesque highland area of Perthshire and is a popular tourist destination particularly with anglers and hillwalkers. Its population is around 2500 people, of whom many are of a pensionable age. 34% of the...
13 Apr 2015
Innovate Embracing negative capability: the value of not knowing
Acknowledging the unknown Scottish Social Services are facing a time of change; with changing demographics, increasing budget restraints and policy drivers such as Integration and Self Directed Support. The landscape of Scotland’s services may look...
09 Apr 2015
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry IRISS’s project partners
The partners IRISS worked with to deliver the project were: Service Design Masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Service design is a relatively new field, which seeks to engage users more actively in the creative...
08 Apr 2015
Innovate Creating Loving Relationships – Parenting across Scotland 2015 conference
On 12th March I was fortunate enough to attend Parenting Across Scotland’s 2015 Conference “Creating Loving Relationships” – don’t you just love the title?! – alongside colleagues from Hot Chocolate to present the Relationships Matter project...
01 Apr 2015