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MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid: Lena Dominelli

1 week 6 days ago

Lena Dominelli is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling and Chair of the IASSW Committee.

Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss had a conversation with her about the new MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid at University of Stirling, why this matters and what it means for social work. Lena also shares her hopes for the future of the social work profession.

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Passion4Social

4 weeks ago

Passion4Social is a web and graphic design agency which creates sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities, or long-term health conditions, which contribute to their feelings of inclusion, health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

Michael McEwan speaks to Thiago Carmo, Marketing Manager and Senior Designer, about the work of the agency. 

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Trauma-informed practice at Kibble

1 month 1 week ago

Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise that empowers young people through care, education and support.

In March of this year we spoke to Dan Johnson, Clinical Director and Forensic Psychologist; and William Howden, a children and young people’s care worker, about the charity's trauma-informed model of care and how it makes a difference to the lives of those they support.

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Celebrating Rural Social Work – conference report now available

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 11 March 2020, over 100 social workers came together in Dumfries to celebrate rural social work, share good practice and understand how it is different, distinct and what it needs to flourish. And as far as we are aware, it was also the very first gathering of this kind – with rural social work …

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Kerry Musselbrook

The impact of Covid-19 on disability sports

2 months 2 weeks ago

The 2020 Paralympic Games were due to be held in Tokyo this year over August and September, but have been rescheduled for 2021.  

How has this affected the organisations and athletes involved? Michael McEwan gets perspectives from Gavin Macleod, Chief Executive of Scottish Disability Sport; and Stephen McGuire, an athlete for Boccia UK who was due to participate in this year's games.

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history: Davie Donaldson

2 months 4 weeks ago

June was Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which aims aims to celebrate the diverse ways these communities have contributed to life in the UK, as well as amplify their voices in the telling of history and dispel some of the myths to tackle the ongoing prejudice these communities still face.

Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss had a conversation with Davie Donaldson, a Scottish Traveller and graduate of Aberdeen University who has an interest in culture and community relations and is the founder of Progress in Dialogue, a social enterprise.

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP: Covid-19 response

3 months 1 week ago

Carolyn Wyllie is Head of Community Health and Care at Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.

On 18 June, we had a conversation with Carolyn about the Partnerships' response to Covid-19 and the interventions put in place to continue care and support in the crisis. This includes detail on the Forth Valley model.

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Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Rural Social Work in Cumbria – new study

3 months 2 weeks ago
This study aimed to reveal the challenges and associated innovative practice by social workers in rural and isolated communities, families and individuals in Cumbria. Through focus groups and interviews with practising social workers within Cumbria, the study found that social workers experienced both challenges and opportunities created by their work in rural areas. These are …

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Kerry Musselbrook