Internet radio podcast for Scotland's social services

The Care Collective, Episode 186

Michael McEwan speaks to Ruth Gallagher (Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire), Lynn Wardle (Thrive) and Colette Walker (carer) about the Care Collective.

The Care Collective is a project in East Renfrewshire to support carers and involve them in discussions and decisions about their support. A number of organisations are working in partnership to make it happen.

Hidden disabilities: Joseph Delaney, Episode 185

Michael McEwan speaks to Joseph Delaney about growing up with a 'hidden disability'.

Joseph is on the autistic spectrum and tells us about his life experiences, and his journey to getting his music degree at university and working at Limelight Music.

Hidden disabilities: Ryan Fleming, Episode 184

Michael McEwan speaks to Ryan Fleming about growing up with a 'hidden disability'.

Ryan is on the autistic spectrum and tells us about the challenging, as well as positive experiences he has faced from childhood right through to adulthood.

He talks about how he sees the world, how he interacts in social situations, his support network and his hopes for the future.

Secure care in Scotland, Episode 183

The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

Parents with learning disabilities, Episode 179

Learning Disability Week 2017As part of Learning Disability Week 2017, we held a roundtable discussion on the topic of parents with learning disabilities to coincide with the launch of our new Iriss Insight on the topic. The discussion highlights how best we can support families where one or both parents have learning disabilities, raises awarenes

Self-directed support survey, Episode 174

On 21st February 2017, spoke to Cathy McGregor and Lorraine Gillies from Audit Scotland about the national self-directed support survey that has been recently circulated.

ISBA 2016: No limits - Jamie Andrew, Episode 173

Jamie Andrew, mountaineer, adventurer and author tells his personal story of surviving an avalanche on the Les Droites mountain in the French Alps. He speaks about dealing with the life-changing challenges that followed and reaching his goals.

Introduced by Donald Macleod, Conference Chair.

Recorded at the 10th International Short Break Association conference, 13–15 September 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland.