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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…
29 Oct 2019
Ensemble is a Loretto Care project that supports young people out of homelessness through song writing and music. On 19 September, Michelle from Iriss travelled to Stirling to speak with Michael Timmons, Community Engagement Lead for the project, and Andrew Sinclair a participant and volunteer. Ensemble received ‘A '…
25 Oct 2019
The Life I Want is a partnership project in Greater Glasgow and Clyde that includes people with disabilities in the design of services. Michael McEwan speaks to Donna-Marie Speir, the co-ordinator of the project.  Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.
22 Oct 2019
On 16 September 2019, Iriss attended the launch of the SSSC's Careers in Care website which was created to highlight the wide variety of career opportunities available in the sector. The resource demonstrates how people can build a career working with children and young people, in social services and healthcare…
15 Oct 2019
On 16 September 2019, Iriss attended the launch of the SSSC's Careers in Care website which was created to highlight the wide variety of career opportunities available in the sector. The resource demonstrates how people can build a career working with children and young people, in social services and healthcare…
8 Oct 2019
On 16 September 2019, Iriss attended the launch of the Scottish Social Services Council's (SSSC) Careers in Care website which was created to highlight the wide variety of career opportunities available in the sector. The resource demonstrates how people can build a career working with children and young people, in…
1 Oct 2019
An interview with Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate and Chair of Iriss. Peter graduated from Robert Gordon University with a degree in social sciences and a qualification in social work and began a career as a social worker in Glasgow in 1987. In 1996 he joined Renfrewshire council as an area…
23 Sep 2019
Gig Buddies is a project that matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer who shares similar interests to engage in nightlife activities together. Michael McEwan interviews the Scotland project manager, Samuel Maggs and also speaks to a user of the service, Kerry Ferguson.  Transcript of episode Music…