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A new series of short papers for practitioners and managers on various social services approaches.
Recent Iriss publications on the topic of recording practice.
An Iriss event to celebrate Co-production Week Scotland.

Three things: Co-production

Contains a project planning workbook, a guide to planning co-production projects and a suite of Iriss facilitation tools.
Examines the impact that participatory approaches have on health, wellbeing and efficiency outcomes; highlighting implications for practice.
Project inspired by the Iriss evidence summary that explores social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers.

Latest from the Iriss.fm podcast

12 Nov 2019
Dorothy Neriah is a a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh who is conducting research on rethinking how we understand, evaluate and undertake foster carer recruitment. Michelle from Iriss had…
5 Nov 2019
Hannah Tweed from the ALLIANCE and Dianne Theakstone from Self-directed Support Scotland spoke to Iriss about the joint research they are undertaking on user experiences of self-directed support in…
29 Oct 2019
Ensemble is a Loretto Care project that supports young people out of homelessness through song writing and music. On 19 September, Michelle from Iriss travelled to Stirling to speak with Michael…
25 Oct 2019
The Life I Want is a partnership project in Greater Glasgow and Clyde that includes people with disabilities in the design of services. Michael McEwan speaks to Donna-Marie Speir, the co-ordinator…