Report that is drawn from lessons learned during the facilitation of Evaluation Exchange.
Evaluation Exchange was a time-limited peer support network created by IRISS and Evaluation Support Scotland. It aimed to help organisations in the social services sector to learn from and support each other to undertake evaluations of the services and support they provide to individuals in Scotland.
Evaluation Exchange was set up by IRISS working in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS). We brought together a group of practitioners from social services sector with a real self-evaluation project to undertake. We wanted the participants to assist each other to plan and/or undertake the evaluation and build their capacity to self-evaluate. We were also interested in learning about and sharing ‘what works’ in peer support for self-evaluation. This report lays out the intended outcomes of the project and evaluates who well we met them.
This case study has been added to the This is Where it Starts case study collection, a collection of case studies on work with children and parents in early years. This case study has been written by Anne Condie, Head of Childminding Services, with support from IRISS.
Final report of research that aimed to:
Final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and IRISS. The project was about health and social care for older people.
The reports have been produced by practitioners within partner organisations: NHS Lothian, Scottish Care, West Lothian Council, Glasgow City Council and Alzheimer Scotland, with support from academic researchers at the CRFR and IRISS. It is envisioned that these projects will help support improved outcomes for older people and service improvement.
The Life Changes Trust (LCT) has been founded to transform the life chances of:
The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.
Learning with Care, published by by HM Inspectors of Schools and the Social Work Service Inspectorate in 2001, highlighted the importance of improving the learning and development opportunities for those working with looked after children and care leavers. The Learning with Care training materials were developed and launched in 2003.