News and events

The subject of loneliness and isolation is one we're hearing a lot about recently. The Scottish Government has just launched its consultation on it - the Equal Opportunities Committee report found that social isolation and loneliness is a problem…

Partnerships & CO: conversation openers

The recently published National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan (Part 2) calls for the need to progress and co-produce social care and multi-disciplinary workforce planning tools that support the…

We're delighted to launch our Co-production Project Planner.

Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes.  

The outputs of a…

On 14 November 2017, an informal discussion was held at Serenity Cafe in Edinburgh around listening to and learning from parents in child protection. Stuart Muirhead from Iriss offers his reflections on the discussion, which was chaired by Maggie…

Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss shares her thoughts on the Our Shared Ambition event which was held in September 2017.

Introduction Our shared ambition for the future of social care support in Scotland

In July 2016, 'Our Shared Ambition for…

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS), a part of the Knowledge Network, provides access to thousands of online full-text articles and e-books, as well as research databases, evidence summaries and more. NHS Education for Scotland spent £2.8m…

Who’s in the room? Addressing power imbalance through co-production

As part of celebrating Co-production Week 2017, Josie Vallely (Project Manger at Iriss) reflects on the potential of co-production to distribute power.

Over the past few…

Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been published. The research was authored by Dr Trish McCulloch (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen…

The Scottish Social Services Awards 2018 are now officially open.

People working in social services across Scotland are being encouraged to start planning their entries now by checking out the 2017 winners’ films and entries.

The…

As valued stakeholders of Iriss, we would really appreciate your insight and advice as we plan our work for 2018/19.

To help ensure our work plan responds to the needs and priorities of the workforce, we want to know more about your…