News and events

The Scottish Government has announced a new investment of over £300 million in hospital and community care to help tackle what is anticipated to be the toughest winter the NHS and social care system has ever faced.

The new fund will…

 

Challenge Poverty Week will run from 4-10 October and provides an opportunity for people and organisations to raise their voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle it across Scotland.

The main aims of the…

The Social Work Professional Support Service offers free and confidential peer coaching to social workers across Scotland.

It gives social workers a space to talk and think through any personal or professional issues they may be facing…

What can rural social workers take from the experiences of the pandemic and how can they stay connected?

Digital technologies and our experiences during COVID-19 have highlighted new ways for rural social workers to connect to and support…

We are looking for an associate to help us deliver our busy work plan in 2021-22. The work includes a range of projects from developing resources and training for people working in adult support and protection to…

In this guest post, Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, shares learning from a research project exploring mental health, social media and care experience.

Most of us use the digital world…

A series of online engagement events are being held in August, September and October to enable individuals, organisations and communities to share their views on the National Care Service.

The events will offer people the opportunity to…

Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP

The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, has officially launched a new engagement toolkit for organisations and services.

Developed by the…

The NHS Near Me team in partnership with Scottish Government is inviting applicants to join its improvement programme, which aims to support the effective and sustainable use of Near Me video calling in duty and out of hours social work. 

Today, we launch a summary of our Strategy 2021-24, which sets out Iriss' vision and purpose, the need for our work, the difference our work makes, and the areas we will focus on for the next three years.

We work with people, workers and…