News and events

From today, all health and social care workers in Scotland will have access to mental health support through a national wellbeing helpline.

The helpline will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number to call is 0800 111 4191…

We're continuing work on recording practice in social services this year, building on our recent activities with East Ayrshire HSCP. In spite of lockdown, we've been growing a new partnership with Scottish Borders Council to explore analysis in…

Jim Elder-Woodward OBE

Dr Jim Elder Woodward OBE describes his personal experiences of self-directed support during Covid-19. 

My normal

At the outset, it might be best to state ‘my normal’ before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. As…

'Co-production in a changing world' is the theme of this year's Co-production Week in England. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is hosting a series of webinars and online workshops on the theme, which explores the challenges and…

We're pleased to be a partner in a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions, such as social distancing and reduced personal contact, have affected the families of care home residents.

A collaborative, cross-institutional project with…

We’re delighted to see the publication of Transforming services for people using digital technology. This work, commissioned by Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), was developed in collaboration with…

Recognition Matters is a knowledge exchange project led by six women who have shared perspectives on child welfare and protection. Two academics, Dr Ariane Critchley from Napier University and Dr Mary Mitchell from the University of Edinburgh …

Today we launch Curate and Connect, a project to bring together special collections of Iriss resources based on topics at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis. Each collection includes insights from a member of the social services workforce about…

The month of June is a celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history. Over the past three years, Iriss has been active in this area in relation to social work's role. Our work resulted in a number of resources:

Iriss evidence summary (…

The Personal Outcomes Collaboration, of which Iriss is a member, is collecting stories from people across health and social care of how they are managing to meet outcomes for people during Covid-19.

The stories document the experiences of…