News and events

We're pleased to be involved in Creative Scotland's free Exploring Cross Sector Collaboration event, focusing on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors. 

Josie Vallely from Iriss will deliver a workshop…

Whether you like it or dislike it, social media is a way of communicating that's here to stay.

While there are challenging aspects of using social media in social services, the evidence suggests that it can be effective for improving …

On being 'human exhibits' at Fire Starter Festival

Josie Vallely reflects on Iriss' contribution to the launch of the Fire Starter Festival.

Myself and Ali Jones from Iriss set off on a cold January morning to celebrate the launch of…

What Matters to Us is a national conference for final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years and for staff in these subject areas. It will be held at Ayrshire College on 20 March. 

The conference has an eye…

We're delighted to be involved in this year's Fire Starter Festival which kicks off on 28 January! Fire Starter is a series of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform…

We've published a collection of papers detailing the evidence into action scoping methodology developed through pilots with social work and social care teams in three health and social care partnerships in Scotland.

The papers summarise …

The 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards (#SSSA19) will open in the New Year, inviting individuals, teams and organisations working across social services to enter or nominate someone worthy of an accolade.

Building on the success of…

We've had a flurry of activity in the production of Iriss Insights this winter, with two new additions to the series on quite distinct topics. 

First published was Good practice with adults in adoption, which is about adults (adopted…

This month, we're supporting Early Years Scotland to think about their wellbeing and self-care. As a lot of the staff are new and dispersed across various services, which can be isolating, they wanted to put support mechanisms in place to ensure…

We've been commissioned by Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF) to support their team develop a resource that will document the work they have been doing through their Connecting Voices project. This two-year project aims to help young…