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P.4 The language of the Standards

In this session, the partnership group looked at the language of the standards in order to understand how they could best be communicated and documented in a wide range of settings. We started by focusing on the principles, and the human rights approach that underpins the values of their methodology. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

One year of evidence support for social care and services

This week marks the first birthday of the Iriss Evidence Search and Summary Service. It’s been an exciting and challenging year. Here’s a little bit about how it’s gone so far, taken from our annual report, which included responses from a service user survey.

Using the planner to navigate tricky conversations

Hello from Govan Community Project! My name is Tilly and I’m the project coordinator for our Participatory Action Research (PAR) project. PAR is a collaborative form of research, based around breaking down the hierarchy between “professional researcher” and the unprofessional “researched subject”. This “researched subject” is often groups of people, and often groups of marginalised […]

How do you deliver compassionate care?

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. The first part of this project focuses on working with stakeholders that support or provide care at home services. We need your help … Continue reading How do you deliver compassionate care?

Co-producing Cultural Competency: Working with the Govanhill Roma Community

About the project This three-month project was inspired by the Iriss Insight exploring social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers. The Insight highlighted the need for state agencies including those involved in health, social care and social work, to incorporate culturally competent practice into their services to Scottish Gypsy Travellers. […]

How to: Address power imbalance through co-production

Who’s in the room? Addressing power imbalance through co-production Over the past few months I have been working on a co-production project planning resource. Focused on putting ideas into action, it draws on my experience of delivering co-production projects with Iriss. While in the process of creating it, I have been reflecting on what sets […]

Working with Scottish Gypsy Travellers and Roma communities

On 7 March, 2018, around 50 delegates joined Iriss for a day of discussion and talks. The theme of the day was to explore how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities. It was a chance to identify the unique challenges facing these two […]