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Discovering Desistance Changing the way people with convictions are viewed by the law
The UK should introduce measures that allow all people with convictions to be potentially regarded as legally ‘rehabilitated’, and therefore not have to disclose their record to employers, according to a report that’s been recently published....
14 May 2015
Innovate It’s Time to Walk the Talk – Making Co-Production the Way Scotland Works
Yesterday I attended the 4th National Co-Production Conference in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. I was joined by colluegues at IRISS and Hot Chocolate (who are involved in IRISS’s Relationships Matter project). This event was hosted by the...
13 May 2015
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Canva – a simple design tool
(Post by Michelle Drumm, Media Manager at IRISS) If you want to present information in a more creative, engaging and memorable way but have no design skills, Canva can help you. Canva is a really simple design tool that requires … Continue reading...
11 May 2015
Discovering Desistance Making Good by Giving Back
Last year Helen Collins travelled across Canada and America to learn about projects and approaches that aim to promote integration and desistance from crime. This was a research project supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Prison Reform...
05 May 2015
Just do it! Social media in the workplace It’s not OK not to understand the internet
On 29 April I gave a presentation at Holyrood’s annual Telehealth and Telecare Conference.This year’s theme was engagement – both staff engagement and public engagement –  and the brief was to address the question ‘social media and engagement:...
04 May 2015
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