News and events

We've published a Near Me in Social Services resource with learning and guidance to support social services teams to start using the Near Me (Attend Anywhere) video consulting platform.  

It brings together new resources and evidence…

On 3 February, the report and recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care were published.

Chaired by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS…

Background

Near Me in Social Services is a project that Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. Links to resources and outputs…

If not now, when? If not this way, how? And if not us – who?  

Dee Fraser, Iriss CEO, shares her views on the Independent Review of Adult Social Care.

Donella Meadows1 said that both the hardest and most influential change you can make…

Working to tackle domestic abuse, support the victims and their children, and deal effectively with perpetrators is a complex, multi-agency activity in all parts of Scotland. However, when it takes place on one of our many islands there are…

The Scottish Government has announced the investment of an additional £750,000 into carers centres to enable them to react flexibly to the needs of carers in their areas.

Feedback from national and local carer representatives suggests…

"...the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with countries easing their way in and out of varying degrees of lockdown, which requires people once again, to adjust to a new way of living. This is the essence of what emotional…

On 21 January, 2021 we'll host a webinar on the topic of 'dual relationships' as part of a series of webinars to discuss and celebrate what is unique about rural social work in Scotland. 

This event will explore the complexity of dual…

The early findings of a research project exploring the impact of COVID-19 visiting restrictions on the relatives of care homes, have been published.

The study titled, Creative Covid Care, explores the creative methods used to encourage…

Residents of care homes for older people in Scotland will begin to receive the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) from today.

After more than 5,000 key NHS workers and vaccinators received the Pfizer vaccine in the first few…