News and events

The shortlist for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards is now available.

The awards attracted over 100 applications nationwide representing a diverse mix of social services that have made a positive difference to people’s lives.…

On 7 March, 2018, around 50 delegates joined Iriss for a day of discussion and talks. The theme of the day was to explore how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and…

We're celebrating our 10th birthday. While it's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the charity was established, there's been lots of development and change over those years, not only for Iriss, but also for the sector. We like to…

This event convened leaders from major practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in the adoption and use of high-quality evidence across their organisations and sectors. The day was a partnership of the Alliance for Useful…

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…