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12 individuals, teams or organisations have been announced as this year’s winners, having triumphed over more than 100 nationwide entries from across the third sector, independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS.
Launch of a report which contributes to the growing body of work highlighting dementia and equalities and the need to integrate knowledge into practice. 
The stories from the Iriss and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) leadership and supervision project have been published, alongside the detail on the process and approach used. 

Celebrating 10 years – 2010

A series of workshops on the theme of putting research into practice.
An interactive tutorial on how to find the information you need quickly, and use it effectively.
Challenging times, creative solutions. An Iriss conference, 2 November 2010.

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The grand challenge(s) for social work, Episode 201
At the Social Work Scotland AGM 2018, John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, spoke about social work in Scotland…

Freshly Squeezed: Iona Colvin, Episode 200
Welcome to the first episode in a new series, Freshly Squeezed, which aims to 'squeeze' information and inspiration…

Learning Disability Week 2018, Episode 199
Learning Disability Week will take place from 14 to 20 May 2018. Michael McEwan speaks to Linda Mitchell from the…

I Am Me, Episode 198
Michael McEwan speaks to Debbie and Megan from I Am Me, a community charity, which is focused on raising awareness of…