Radio is a great way of sharing stories, research and experience. It's almost a year since IRISS launched IRISS.FM, an internet radio station for the social services in Scotland, and we now air a regular schedule of varied programmes: Foetal Alcohol Disorder Syndrome; young people’s safety on the internet; bi-polar disorder; women's imprisonment. Able Radio is another example of how effective this medium can be.
In this short presentation, Ronnie Black the IRISS champion at Crossreach, talks about how he has benefited from being a champion.
St Joseph's Service is part of a registered national charity- Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. St Joseph's provides support services for people with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh. The Service supports 85 people through person centred planning and service delivery in a variety of locations. St Joseph's is set up in circles of best practice which ensures their focus is on connection, friendship inclusion and belonging. Community involvement is essential to St Joseph’s effectiveness as is working in partnership with others.
In order to effectively implement the Self-Directed Support Strategy for Scotland, it is imperative that information on services and supports is readily available to those that need it. What the strategy envisages is individuals and families having “informed choice about the way support is provided to them” (Scottish Government, 2010) – being able to take more control over their lives and to have choices over the type of care and support they receive.
Ireland's Inclusive Research Network.... Where we've come from... Where we want to go.. - Marie Wolfe, Ger Minogue and Rob Hopkins
Being included - 21 years of Central Englad People First by Ian Davies, Craig Hart and Catherine O'Byrne
Health Inequalities - Kathryn MacIver
Keys to Our Research: Unlocking the Doors to a Better Future - Ian Brookes, Sylvia Archibald and Kerry McInnes
The same as you? Evaluation - Steve Robertson, Sandy Galbraith, Chloe Trew, Marion Thompson and Dr Lisa Curtice, director of SCLD
Welcome and introduction by Alison Petch, Director of The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)