News and events

At this year's Fire Starter Festival, Iriss teamed up with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to deliver an 'Igniting Ideas' workshop, which was focused on how co-production and systems thinking could help get ideas off the ground. It…

Iriss Insights (evidence summaries) are intended to promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform and improve future policy and practice. They concisely summarise evidence on a topic of interest to social services workforce. Insights are an…

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 …

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…