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It's Learning Disability Week 2017! We're looking forward to attending the Learning Disability Awards tonight at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning…
Iriss Activity Review 2016/17, which includes a summary of our year's work and the difference we've made to social services in Scotland.  Open the 2016/17 Iriss activity review
Booking is now open for the Scottish Social Services Expo 2017 which will provide an exciting opportunity to learn about current innovation and best practice in Scotland’s social services. Taking place at Crieff Hydro hotel, the Expo will allow…

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Key points Appreciative inquiry is an action research approach that offers a powerful contribution to meeting the appetite for real change that is evident across public services in Scotland. More…
Today, an in-depth evaluation of the Hospital to Home project has been published. The project was designed to identify and improve care pathways from hospital to home in the Tayside region of…
A set of 20 cards which share illustrated diary excerpts from social work and care practitioners about a week in their working lives. Cards which share illustrated diary excerpts from social work…

New on Iriss.fm

Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme (AILIP)

Iriss.fm, Episode 180
Sarah Mitchell Programme Director for the Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme and Susan Kelso AHP Lead…

Parents with learning disabilities

Iriss.fm, Episode 179
As part of Learning Disability Week 2017, we held a roundtable discussion on the topic of parents with learning…

Learning Disability Week 2017

Iriss.fm, Episode 178
Michael McEwan speaks to Chris Creegan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) about…

Unity Enterprise

Iriss.fm, Episode 177
Michael McEwan speaks to Loretta Galloway, Learning Disability Service Manager at Unity Enterprise, about the services…