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Professor Lena Dominelli shares her reflections on upholding ethical behaviour, social justice and human rights during Covid-19. 
Work is underway to create a course that supports partnership working in times of social distancing.
Sally Wassell has written a learning resource which explores the evolving meaning and application of attachment theory.

Three things: Coronavirus support

National and international resources for social services practitioners.
Evidence summary that provides an overview of recent evidence relating to Covid-19, stress, anxiety, and social care worker's mental health.
If you are having technical difficulties in lockdown, Iriss is here to help you.

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2 Jun 2020
How are those with disabilities coping in lockdown?  Michael McEwan speaks to Chris Baird, a national campaigner; Danielle Farrel, founder of Your Options Understood; Wesley Grierson, a campaigner;…
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…