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11 Feb 2020
KOR Records is an independent record label that creates music projects for young people with additional support needs and releases their output. Michael McEwan interviews Geraldine Heaney about the work of the record company.  Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.
22 Jan 2020
Humans of Scotland is a campaign that highlights the voices of those with long term conditions, disabilities and those who are unpaid carers. Michael McEwan interviews Angela Millar, the campaign lead and two people who share their stories as part of the campaign, Raven Lane and Michael Byrne. Read the Humans of…
14 Jan 2020
An interview with Alistair Brown, National Director of the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW).  Alistair grew up in Falkirk and has been practising in Scotland in statutory roles and as a Mental Health Officer and independent social worker over the last 10 years. Prior to this he practised in and managed youth…
10 Dec 2019
Michael McEwan interviews Michael Byrne, the founder of LETS (Lived Experience Trauma Support) and author of Poems From A Mod: My Journey Through Trauma, Recovery And Survival.  Michael was diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder based on many traumatic events in his life, including abuse as a child, the…
26 Nov 2019
Get into Care is a recruitment campaign that supports less advantaged young people to work in the care sector. It is a partnership of Crossreach and the Prince's Trust Scotland. Corrine Morrison-Gillies, Head of HR Operations and People Development at Crossreach spoke to Iriss about this award winning programme.…
19 Nov 2019
Include Me 2 Club aims to change the face of social care in East Renfrewshire, by taking a person-centred, community asset-based approach. Michael McEwan interviews Paul McIlvaney, the Chair of the project. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.
12 Nov 2019
Dorothy Neriah is a a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh who is conducting research on rethinking how we understand, evaluate and undertake foster carer recruitment. Michelle from Iriss had a conversation with her about how she came to focus on this topic, current practice in foster carer recruitment, and the…
5 Nov 2019
Hannah Tweed from the ALLIANCE and Dianne Theakstone from Self-directed Support Scotland spoke to Iriss about the joint research they are undertaking on user experiences of self-directed support in Scotland. This Scottish Government funded research intends to encourage and develop policy and best practice across the…