News and events

BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that…

Iriss was delighted to play a part in the Social Services Awards 2017. We want to congratulate all the winners and everyone who was nominated for an award. The breadth of inspiring work taking place across the country was fantastic to witness.…

Care Home Week, led by Scottish Care, takes place in Scotland this week (12-18 June).

Throughout the week, there will be celebrations of Scotland's care homes, the individuals who live and work in them, their role in local communities…

On Friday 9 June, Scottish Government launched the new National Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life. 

The Standards seek to provide better outcomes for everyone, to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and…

What is the value of a social services podcast?

Iriss.fm has been broadcasting for over 5 years and we've produced over 180 episodes to date. Iriss.fm is a social services podcast - audio recordings of presentations, interviews,…

The Festival of Residential Child Care is a week-long programme of events, celebrating and supporting the work of residential child care across the whole of the UK. 

We were delighted to support Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ…

It's Learning Disability Week 2017! We're looking forward to attending the Learning Disability Awards tonight at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with…

Iriss Activity Review 2016/17, which includes a summary of our year's work and the difference we've made to social services in Scotland. 

Open the 2016/17 Iriss activity review

Booking is now open for the Scottish Social Services Expo 2017 which will provide an exciting opportunity to learn about current innovation and best practice in Scotland’s social services.

Taking place at Crieff Hydro hotel, the Expo will…

On November 1st, 2016 we hosted our first workshop of the SEEDS group. Standing for sharing experiences, evidence, discoveries and successes - we met at the historic Grand Central Hotel to do just that. SEEDS builds on the work of the Iriss…