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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A series of stories that highlight challenges and future ambitions of service user and carer involvement.
12 individuals, teams or organisations have been announced as this year’s winners, having triumphed over more than 100 nationwide entries from across the third sector, independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS.
Launch of a report which contributes to the growing body of work highlighting dementia and equalities and the need to integrate knowledge into practice. 

Celebrating 10 years – 2011

Learning resource that provides the necessary skills and knowledge to critically examine how the needs of minority ethnic carers and service users are being met.
Recordings of the Scottish Attachment in Action Conference, 9 September 2011.
Learning resource which introduces a structured approach to the assessment and promotion of resilience in vulnerable children.

New on

Freshly Squeezed, an Iriss podcast

Freshly Squeezed: Tommy Whitelaw, Episode 207
An interview with Tommy Whitelaw, a carer, activist and inspiration.

Looking back at Learning Disability Week, Episode 206
Our roving reporter on disability issues, Michael McEwan, attended a number of events over Learning Disability Week…

Jo McFarlane's journey to recovery, Episode 205
The moving story of Jo McFarlane, a writer, poet and public speaker. She provides an engaging story of her early life…

Perceptions of social work education and practice, Episode 204
Martin Kettle of Glasgow Caledonian University gives an overview of research on newly qualified social worker…