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Wednesday 7 February 2024

Throughout our work with Passion4Fusion, we’ve been incredibly motivated by the optimism and drive of our partners.

Working with African families

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…
Tuesday 10 October 2023
Abbotsford Care partnered with Iriss to explore how their paperwork can prompt and record the dignity that care home staff provide everyday to their
Wednesday 4 October 2023
I’m writing this with a cup of tea next to me, thinking about colleagues in North Ayrshire who are working with us this year through our Foundations for Change programme.
Wednesday 4 October 2023
We’ve been learning about how people with different roles are seeing ‘the knot’ of getting the right support to people at the right time, hearing what influences their approach to unpicking it, and…
Friday 29 September 2023
For the last year we have been working with a group of passionate practitioners taking a fresh approach to making change. The Child Centred Case Recording (CCCR) group formed in 2022. They got…
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Iriss and North Ayrshire HSCP colleagues met in Irvine on the 30th August 2023 for a workshop, building on a
Tuesday 29 August 2023
At Iriss, we’ve been partnered with Passion4Fusion for nearly six months, working on the creation of a toolkit to equip the social care workforce with the understanding they need to best support bl
Monday 5 June 2023
Iriss and North Ayrshire HSCP colleagues met in Irvine on the 29th May for a kick-off workshop. Part of Iriss’s Space to Practice theme, the workshop was designed to provide a blend of presentation…
Monday 22 May 2023
Here at Iriss we have been thinking about Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from the 15th to the 21st of May. It got me contemplating the complexity of navigating emotions, health, systems,…
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