Following the release of the Personal Learning Networks animation - which depicts Kristina's (a fictional character's) experience of using social media - we invited individuals and organisations to take up a challenge to learn more about using social media in their role.
Debbie Lucas, staff development officer in a local authority social work department took part in the challenge and offers her reflections on using social media both in her own role and to support colleagues.
The recently published special issue of the Journal of Integrated Care features articles from practitioners involved in the collaborative PROP - Practitioner-research: Older people project.
Anne Beattie, Practitioner in Residence at IRISS, is leading a project entitled Planning in Child Protection, which will consider ways of working in a more inclusive, collaborative way with children and their families, as well as ways to work more effectively in partnership with other agencies. It will also consider whether the Signs of Safety approach to child protection has a role to play in making plans more effective. The project is supported by Social Work Scotland.
The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, conversing, collaborating and learning from one another.
A new animation from NES (NHS Education for Scotland) and IRISS was officially launched on 24 July by Malcolm Wright, NES Chief Executive and Alison Petch, Director at IRISS.
We have published a set of cards that have been designed for those who work with or support older people. The cards have been produced as part of Plan P, an IRISS project focusing on preventing social isolation and loneliness amongst older people.