Improving lives through knowledge, evidence and innovation

Iriss is a charitable company that promotes positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland's social services.

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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.
We're celebrating 10 years! Give us your views on our work and support us to make the best possible difference to social services in Scotland.

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

Outside the Box, 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, Episode 216
An interview with Emma Scott, winner of the Bright Spark Award at the Scottish Social Services Awards 2018.

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