Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
High Impact Innovations is a website launched by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, which is designed to showcase case studies, videos and other material to help spread and adopt the ‘high impact innovations’ identified in the publication, Innovation health and wealth, accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS, as well as encourage people to use online communities for sharing real-life examples and stories.
This overview report explores learning from seven case studies of work with children and parents in the early years (pre-birth to eight years old). The case studies are based on in-depth interviews with those working with children and parents in the early years to uncover what professionals perceive supports positive outcomes, early intervention and prevention.
"It [the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill] means a shift from form filling and ticking boxes to engaging with people ... For social work practice, it is crucial that assessments and responses are timely, flexible and based on individual circumstances."
This Insight considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.
Ian Watson, Programme Manager at IRISS, speaks about IRISS.FM, internet radio for Scotland's social services.
He also speaks about access to social media in the workplace.
In this short presentation, Ronnie Black the IRISS champion at Crossreach, talks about how he has benefited from being a champion.
This presentation describes the findings of a study into unpaid carers’ experiences of short breaks from caring. The study explored, from the carers’ perspective, the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and family and friends), good practice in planning and provision, and areas for improvement.