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As part of Self Management Week 2017 (2-6 October) a cross-sector group of information and library service staff will be coming together to promote the various ways in which people living with long term conditions can access information to support…
Back in March, representatives from across and beyond Scotland’s social work community came together to look at their roles in advancing the case of the country’s oldest and longest-neglected ethnic minority.
Today we launch a ‘Grow Your Personal Learning Network’ online course / workshop for social services staff. It is for anyone interested in learning more about the web and social media to support them build personal and professional networks and…

Three things: Gypsy Travellers in Scotland

It’s been a little over six months since our event, chaired by Lesley Riddoch and held at GCU during word social work week in March. The day was a great success, and we want to share some of our…
Gypsy Travellers are largely absent from history or misrepresented and mythologised in our culture and folklore — often in the crudest and most damaging of ways. Their story is often untold or…
Key points Legal recognition in recent years has confirmed Scotland's Gypsy Travellers as a distinct ethnic minority with their own history, culture and customs. Their contribution to Scotland’s…

New on Iriss.fm

The Care Collective

Iriss.fm, Episode 186
Michael McEwan speaks to Ruth Gallagher (Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire), Lynn Wardle (Thrive) and Colette Walker (…

Hidden disabilities: Joseph Delaney

Iriss.fm, Episode 185
Michael McEwan speaks to Joseph Delaney about growing up with a 'hidden disability'. Joseph is on the autistic…

Hidden disabilities: Ryan Fleming

Iriss.fm, Episode 184
Michael McEwan speaks to Ryan Fleming about growing up with a 'hidden disability'. Ryan is on the autistic spectrum…

Secure care in Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 183
The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017. Debbie Nolan, Centre for Youth…