News and events

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…

The 2021 Social Services Awards will shine a spotlight on the fantastic relational and rights-based work to support people throughout the pandemic. The last year has been particularly tough and these awards aim to acknowledge the work and…

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care 2021 made recommendations for significant and transformational changes to the way that social care is designed, planned and funded in Scotland. The review calls for a radical shift of power to enable…

The ALLIANCE Digital Health and Care team is leading engagement activity that will shape and inform the delivery of digital programmes and approaches across health, care and housing in Scotland.

A Digital Citizen Panel is being created to…

The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Technology Enabled Care Programme has announced that the Near Me platform has been used for the millionth time. 

Originally used to connect people on island and in rural communities, the…

We're pleased to announce our annual review of the year for 2020/21.

The review summarises our work over a uniquely challenging period, and showcases the difference that we've made to social services in Scotland. From capturing worker…

Established in 2008, Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the recognised minority ethnic communities and celebrate their contribution to society. 

With the Gypsy/Traveller community, we've …

A free peer support service has been launched for social workers across Scotland, as practitioners across the country continue to feel the immense strain of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Social Work Professional Support…

"The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many health and social care services become overwhelmed, particularly social workers who have seen a change to risk management and working practices, and an increase in referrals as the crises continues. Social…