Blog – Project updates


Commissioner development programme

Wednesday 17 July 2024

I have a confession to make, I am a commissioning geek.

Ethical commissioning programme

Wednesday 3 July 2024
A few weeks ago, I headed out to Fife to round off our project with Abbotsford Care. The train journey across the Forth and through the East Coast countryside is a perfect setting for reflection.
Friday 28 June 2024
And we are off! Earlier this week, we had our first Voices and Visions online session.
Monday 24 June 2024
About the session As part of our work with Care Visions this year, we ran a workshop at the new S
Tuesday 18 June 2024
Along with our project partner, People Know How, we are beginning to look at social work student placements in the third sector; how they are now, and build
Monday 17 June 2024
You might have followed our work last year with Passion4Fusion, a community organisation working predominant
Wednesday 12 June 2024
With funding from the Scottish Government, Quarriers, Epilepsy Connections and Epilepsy Scotland worked with Iriss to develop
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.
Thursday 2 May 2024
In our work with Quarriers, Epilepsy Scotland and
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.
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.
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