Portrait of Care public exhibition

Published on 30 Jan 2018
Portrait of care

In March (15-18th), Iriss will host A Portrait of Care, a four-day interactive public exhibition that will showcase stories and reflections of the frontline social services workforce.

Coinciding with World Social Work Day, the exhibition aims to celebrate the great work of the sector, understand practitioners' views, as well as provide an opportunity to share key insights from the public. We hope it might also encourage people to explore a career in care, as well as support retention of frontline staff.

The exhibition is open to anyone working in, or interested in, social services, including the general public.

The four-day event will be held at Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. It is open to everyone over the four days, but there will be specific speakers and activities on each day.

  • Thursday 15 March : Industry Day (10-4pm)
  • Friday 16 March: Education Day (10-4pm)
  • Saturday 17 March: Public Day (10-4pm)
  • Sunday 18 March: Public Day (10-2pm)

Hashtag: #irisspoc18

For further information, please contact Ali Jones.

Confirmed speakers

Confirmed speakers for each day are as follows:

Industry Day - Thursday 15th March

  1.     Goodmoves
  2.     Iriss
  3.     Kerry Cannon - SSSC

Education Day - Friday 16th March

  1.     Colin Paton (Perth and Kinross Council)
  2.     Sinead Johnstone (Pepperwood Care)
  3.     Students from the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery - University of West of Scotland
  4.     Zandra Nelson (SSSC Ambassador) Senior Practitioner / Learning Disability Service

We need your help

Good practice stories will be showcased at the exhibition. It’s time that more good news stories are seen and heard and by collecting these stories we can collectively build a valuable resource, which will influence, and possibly change, public perceptions and understanding of what it means to work in social services. We hope it might also encourage people to explore a career in care, as well as support retention of frontline practitioners.

Do you have a good news story about someone who works in social services, such as a colleague, family member, carer.

Thanks to all who submitted a story, we are now closed to further entries