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Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss shares her thoughts on the Our Shared Ambition event which was held in September 2017.
SSKS provides access to thousands of online full-text articles and e-books, as well as research databases, evidence summaries and more.
As part of celebrating Co-production Week 2017, Josie Vallely (Project Manger at Iriss) reflects on the potential of co-production to distribute power.

Three things: Young people leaving care

This tool comprises a series of question cards. What can this tool be used for? To support practitioners, individually and in groups, reflect on their views and values when continuing to care for…
Key points Before they come into care, children and young people's relationships are often fractured, chaotic, frightening, violent and abusive Being in care provides opportunities for children and…
Key points Children in care and care leavers are at increased risk of hurting themselves as a result of adverse backgrounds and continuing stress. Self-harm helps manage distress whereas suicide…

New on Iriss.fm

Conversations with the Dundee Early Intervention Team, extended

Iriss.fm, Episode 192
The Dundee Early Intervention Team (DEIT) provides early intervention support to families. The team is a partnership…

Conversation with Greg Campbell, a support worker

Iriss.fm, Episode 191
Greg Campbell, support workerMichael McEwan has a conversation with Greg Campbell, a support worker who works with…

PAssport to Independent Living

Iriss.fm, Episode 190
The launch of PAssport to Independent Living (PDF), a published collection of stories written by Personal Assistants (…

Access Film Club

Iriss.fm, Episode 189
Our roving reporter on disability issues, Michael McEwan, speaks to Jodie Wilkinson, the Public Engagement Coordinator…