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Share your knowledge

2 weeks 3 days ago

This year, Iriss is working with different project partners in Scotland to build an evidence base that bridges the New Health and Social Care Standards with practice in the social service sector. As part of this project, it is essential that we hear from people throughout the sector who are currently working with the standards. … Continue reading Share your knowledge

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Evidenced-based practice in social work

2 months ago
ESSS has been looking into the research around evidence-based practice (EBP) in social work. In this post, we'll be sharing some of the key issues highlighted in the literature. Generally, there is a lot of discussion around the barriers to EBP. These tend to be focused around the evidence itself, practitioners and organisations, and we've summarised some of these issues here.
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Partnership Meeting No.3

2 months ago

  Though this meeting was slightly underrepresented by project stakeholders, those that did attend were open and honest about the subject, which helped to gain further insight into one of the most talked about standards, compassion.  The session started with a personal mapping exercise that helped participants to understand who was in their orbit. The … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.3

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Perth and Kinross

2 months 1 week ago

Project Partners Name: Colin Paton Organisation: Perth & Kinross Council Role: Quality Assurance and Performance Team Leader, with additional responsibility for Council Substance Use Service. I have worked with Perth & Kinross Council (PKC) since August 2010. Before coming to work for the council, I worked within the 3rd Sector managing homeless accommodation in Dundee. … Continue reading Perth and Kinross

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East Renfrewshire

2 months 1 week ago

Project Partners Name: JJ Turner, Gayle Smart Organisation: East Renfrewshire HSCP Role: Principal Commissioning Officers East Renfrewshire HSCP as an organisation is committed to ensuring the most vulnerable in society are treated with dignity and respect at all time whilst ensuring their safety and wellbeing. As an organisation, they have a proven track record in the … Continue reading East Renfrewshire

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Partnership Meeting No.2

2 months 3 weeks ago

The focus of this meeting mirrored that of our partnership work in Perth and Kinross, with a call for clarification of the Care Inspectorate’s role in the development of these meetings. In light of this, Jacqueline Dennis – an experienced Healthcare Improvement Advisor – agreed to be the Care Inspectorate representative for the sessions in … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.2

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Partnership Meeting No.2

2 months 3 weeks ago

In this session, there was a strong impetus to clarify what the role of the Care Inspectorate could and should be in contributing to the learning and development of these meetings. In light of this, Henry Mathias – Strategic Lead on the Health and Social Care Standards – agreed to be the Care Inspectorate representative … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.2

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Project Partners

2 months 3 weeks ago

Name: Ali Jones Organisation: Iriss Role: Project Manager I am Project Lead within the New Standards Project. My work currently focuses on integrating new policy and standards into practice, by developing partnership work in the sector. ………………………………………………….. Name: Henry Mathias Organisation: The Care Inspectorate Role: Strategic Lead for the new Health and Social Care Standards Qualified … Continue reading Project Partners

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Partnership Meetings

2 months 4 weeks ago

In January / February 2018, Iriss and the partners held the first partnership meeting with the second following in April. From April 2018 onwards, partnership meetings will be held every second month in East Renfrewshire and Perth and Kinross. Dates for forthcoming meetings are listed below. Partnership Meeting Dates Perth and Kinross Tuesday 5th June … Continue reading Partnership Meetings

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New Standards for Health and Social Care

2 months 4 weeks ago

  Source: newcarestandards.scot Scotland’s new Standards for Health and Social Care are the standards of care which all registered care services in Scotland should use to improve quality. The last review of Scotland’s care standards was in 2002, since then, services and partnerships have changed substantially. In light of this, over the previous two years, … Continue reading New Standards for Health and Social Care

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Open access social services research

3 months ago
We're in the process of building an online learning resource to help people working in the area of social services to learn more about finding, accessing and using research and evidence to support their practice. In the meantime, we thought we'd share some of the free tools we use when we're working on our Outlines to support social services practitioners.
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About the project

3 months 1 week ago

Over the past year, Iriss has been working with the new Health and Social Care Standards Implementation Team, and The Care Inspectorate, to build an evidence base that bridges the new Standards with practice in a variety of settings.  The first stage of this project aims to work with organisations that offer care at home services … Continue reading About the project

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