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

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Plans for death-in-service cover and enhancements to statutory sick pay.
A blog to share experiences, ideas and reflections about what it means to be a rural social worker.
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year between 18 and 24th May.

Three things: Coronavirus support

If you are having technical difficulties in lockdown, Iriss is here to help you.
National and international resources for social services practitioners.
Examines the developing evidence with specific consideration to conversations around end-of-life care and talking to children.

Latest from the podcast

19 May 2020
Jenna Henderson, an Early Years Educator at Dunblane Nature Kindergarten tells us about the impact of lockdown on their services and how they’re maintaining relationships with children and families…
11 May 2020
Organisations that support people with disabilities and long-term conditions will have their own set of particular challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.  Michael McEwan speaks to three…
5 May 2020
On 22 April 2020, Michelle from Iriss spoke to Jennifer Carruthers, Deputy manager at Rashielee Care Home in Erskine. Jennifer tells us how both staff and residents are managing in the current…
28 Apr 2020
Improving justice in child contact is a project exploring child contact decisions in families affected by domestic abuse. It is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship…