Following the success of the scheme for us in 2012, IRISS is once again one of the host organisations involved in the ESRC student internship opportunity in 2013.
The ESRC student internship scheme provides current ESRC-funded PhD students with the opportunity to spend up to six months in a non-academic organisation within the public, civil society (voluntary) or private sector to work as part of a team involved with policy and practice development.
Benefits for students
IRISS is a partner in an event organised by the ALLIANCE, Care and Support Providers Scotland, Self-Directed Support Scotland, Lothian Centre for Independent Living, Independent Living in Scotland and the Joint Improvement Team, to explore the future of self-directed support within an integrated health and social care system.
On 26 February 2013 an event will take place to engage participants in facilitated discussion to begin implementing the national Strategy and action plan for embedding knowledge in practice in Scotland's social services.
On 25 February 2013, Alison Petch, Director at IRISS, will speak at a Social Services Research Group (SSRG) event on the subject of integration in health and social care. At the event, speakers from the Scottish Government will also provide feedback on the recent consultation and discuss the 'direction of travel'.
The event will consider: