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Near Me in rural social work

Interested in using Near Me in a rural social work setting? A call is open to participate in a new project exploring where Near Me video consulting software can be most effectively and usefully applied in social services. In partnership with the Scottish Government Near Me team (Technology Enabled Care Programme), Iriss is leading this …

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Celebrating Rural Social Work – conference report now available

On 11 March 2020, over 100 social workers came together in Dumfries to celebrate rural social work, share good practice and understand how it is different, distinct and what it needs to flourish. And as far as we are aware, it was also the very first gathering of this kind – with rural social work …

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Times they are a-changin’… again

Well, times they are a-changin’…. again. The people we serve from the COVID support Hub have been advised that they no longer need to shield from the end of July. This will be a long-awaited escape for some, others see it as a frightening exposure to increased risk.  This dichotomy is reflected throughout Orkney. Many …

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Some food for thought

It’s been 129 days since the lockdown began. This has been an unsettling and worrying time but also a time for reflexion and hope. It has been an opportunity for communities and neighbourhoods to show that they care and support one another. For us social workers this has been a challenging time in developing and …

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