Finding Hope

Wednesday 12 June 2024

With funding from the Scottish Government, Quarriers, Epilepsy Connections and Epilepsy Scotland worked with Iriss to develop

Standalone projects

Tuesday 21 May 2024
Tina Laurie (University of the West of Scotland) reflects on the Rural Social Work Scotland Forum online conference that was held in early May 2024…
Friday 10 May 2024
Between May 2023 and February 2024, Iriss designed and facilitated four sessions for a project with North Ayrshire HSCP as part of our Space to Practice theme.
Friday 10 May 2024
Last Autumn I started a coaching course with the Institute of Coaching Studies.
Thursday 2 May 2024
In our work with Quarriers, Epilepsy Scotland and
Wednesday 3 April 2024
I’ve been reflecting on presentations from Drs Pearse McCusker and Emma Miller at the Rural Social Work Forum at a webinar we ran called Wellbeing and the rural practitioner…
Friday 22 March 2024
Guest blogger Andrew Lindsay from Epilepsy Scotland articulates the clash between the need for social support services, and the funding environment that surrounds them.
Friday 15 March 2024
If you’re familiar with Iriss work, you will know that we have had projects running for a year in three thematic areas - Space to Practice
Thursday 29 February 2024
Today is a big day for me, my last day working at Iriss. I wanted to spend some time reflecting on my journey with the organisation.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
Throughout our work with Passion4Fusion, we’ve been incredibly motivated by the optimism and drive of our partners.
Monday 5 February 2024
A focus on chronologies has been core to our ASP workstream this year. We’ve been working closely with the Chronologies Implementation Subgroup.
Friday 2 February 2024
Earlier this week, we launched our toolkit for social work and social care practitioners, ‘Working with African Diaspora Families.’ We have been working in partnership with
Wednesday 24 January 2024
Since April last year, we have been working with a collaborative of organisations supporting people in Scotland with epilepsy; Quarriers, Epilepsy Connections and Epilepsy Scotland.
Wednesday 13 December 2023
For the last 6 months (or more), a large portion of my working week has been spent thinking about the Scottish Social Services Awards. Iriss were delighted to be asked by Scottish Government…
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Peer support is not new and exists in many forms – from informal sharing of experiences, to formalised peer support roles in services (paid and unpaid). It covers one-to-one as well as group…
Monday 27 November 2023
Iriss and North Ayrshire HSCP colleagues met in Saltcoats in early November for a workshop about practitioner research. We were joined by newly qualified and student social workers plus a Practice…
Wednesday 22 November 2023
The photograph shows a collection of answers to the question 'How do you feel about paperwork?' The workshop participants answered with: 'the fear', 'stress', 'repeated', 'crap', 'repetitive'…
Wednesday 8 November 2023
For the past six months, we've had the privilege of partnering with Passion4Fusion (P4F). We've been working on a toolkit to help the social care workforce support African Diaspora families. Our…
Friday 13 October 2023
In collaboration with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Council, we have embarked on a journey to explore how we learn about professional writing. Professional writing in social care is an art, and it…
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