On 28 January 2014, IRISS in partnership with ADSW and Scottish Government, will host a half-day event on navigating ethical approval and access in social care research. It will be held at the Hanover Conference Centre in Edinburgh.
The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to discuss the routes for gaining ethical approval for social care research and to provide a platform for the launch of the guidance document developed by a working group led by Scottish Government.
Food for Thought is an ESRC-funded project led by Ruth Emond, Samantha Punch and Ian McIntosh of the University of Stirling. A website of resources has been launched today as part of the project, which includes food-based training, assessment and intervention tools for carers of looked after young people.
Spaces at our annual general meeting are filling up fast but there’s still time to book your place. Please join us from 3pm on 27 November at CitizenM in Glasgow, where Dr Katharine Dill, founding Executive Director of PART, will deliver an inspiration talk essential for anyone with an interest in evidence-informed practice. The presentation will be followed by a drinks reception where there’ll be plenty of opportunity to discuss the thought-provoking topics raised in Katharine’s talk.
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 goes live on the 1st April 2014 and the implementation of the National Strategy is well underway across Scotland. Pilotlight is contributing to these preparations.
Since 2010, the Innovation and Improvement programme has worked with several partners to develop and test innovative ways of working, as well as developing service innovations designed to improve care and support. In 2012-13 we continued to work with partners to embed the learning from these projects in practice.