News and events

We've published a short summary of The View from Here project 2016/17. The project involved promoting a deeper understanding of the impact of care and support and the contribution of the frontline…
Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a…
Pilotlight was a five year programme funded by the Scottish Government as part of the implementation of self-directed support.  Pilotlight co-designed seven pathways to self-directed support…
We're delighted to welcome Karen Reid, Chief Executive at the Care Inspectorate; and Elaine Torrance, President of Social Work Scotland onto the Iriss Board. Karen is one of Scotland’s foremost…
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Jim Elder-Woodward, OBE who has now completed his term of office on the Iriss Board. Jim has had life-long experience of disability, not only as a…
You are invited to provide a workshop contribution to a national conference to share and promote best practice in service user and carer involvement in professional education. The conference will be…
The Scottish Social Services Awards are now open for nominations and we encourage you to enter! Including 10 new categories such as ‘silo buster’, ‘the untold story’ and ‘head above the parapet’,…
Plans are underway to curate content for two public exhibitions of The View from Here in 2017 - one at the Grampian Hospital Arts Trust in Aberdeen (10 February - 10 March) and another at the…
The Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser at Scottish Government is seeking contributions from the social services workforce to a survey on how they access information and knowledge online. The…
To mark Co-Production Week, guest blogger Emma Barrett Palmer gives her take on co-production. In the aftermath of first Brexit and now Trump, 'co-production' is not at the top of the To Do list for…