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Seven stories that illustrate and celebrate service user and carer involvement in social work teaching and learning.
Short animation that tells the story of The Drumchapel Early Years Network.
A paper examining the history of community social work, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

Celebrating 10 years – 2014

Redesigning the pathway from hospital to home for older people across Scotland.
A scenario planning tool which explores four different worlds that might emerge depending on the interplay of social, political and economic factors.
Guide on what needs to be considered when running an experience lab, and how the methodology can be evaluated.

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Social pedagogy in practice

Iriss.fm, Episode 218
Coverage of the Social Pedagogy's Professional Association's conference, 'Growing up, growing old and staying well'.
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Outside the Box

Iriss.fm, Episode 217
Michael McEwan speaks to Jill Keegan, Community Development Adviser with Outside the Box on community development…
Freshly Squeezed, an Iriss podcast

Freshly Squeezed: Emma Scott

Iriss.fm, Episode 216
An interview with Emma Scott, winner of the Bright Spark Award at the Scottish Social Services Awards 2018.
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Talking Hope

Iriss.fm, Episode 215
A roundtable discussion on Talking Hope, a project exploring to what extent creating safe conversational spaces among…