Are demands on the social services workforce greater now than they have ever been? What are the views of practitioners about their work?
The current climate poses both challenges and opportunities. We want to better understand these challenges by finding out more from people working at all kinds of levels and in all kinds of roles about the real experience of delivering care and support.
IRISS wants to better understand practitioners’ experiences of delivering care and support in Scotland and part of The View from Here project will be to undertake a survey in partnership with the Guardian to reach a broad audience across Scotland. This survey will be available later in April.
We're delighted to announce that Jackie McKenzie has been appointed Director of IRISS.
The 2nd Annual UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum is being held on 13th-14th April 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. It will provide a space for knowledge producers, knowledge brokers and knowledge users to come together to learn from each other, sharing good (and bad) practice about improving what they do and help maximise the impact of all types of knowledge in practice.
Pilotlight is a partner in an event - Capacity Building: The Art of the Possible - organised by Providers and Personalisation to share learning around self-directed support.
In 2012, the Scottish Government Self-directed Support team funded projects aimed at building provider capacity to deliver more personalised support. As this round of projects come to a close they are getting together to share what they have learned about what has worked (and what hasn’t.)