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On 11 March 2020, over 100 social workers came together in Dumfries to celebrate rural social work, share good practice and understand how it is distinct and different to practice in urban settings, as well as what it can offer…

The Scottish Government’s response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL) highlights that the social work and residential care sectors are heavily reliant on migrants, with almost 10% of…

The University of Edinburgh and partners are currently conducting research into the psychological impact that lockdown restrictions have had on the families of care home residents.

If you have been impacted, or if you know others who have…

A new online tool is available to help support people experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse. Produced for professionals in the housing, social work, health and education sectors, the resource aims to improve understanding of coercive…

This Oxfam–University of the West of Scotland and British Academy funded research aims to understand recent experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the positive and new challenges, and explore what the scope is for future progress in social care…

Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, has announced £50 million further additional funding to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Following an agreement between the Scottish Government and COSLA, the funding will be…

There's now six collections of resources available as part of the Curate and Connect series. Curate and Connect brings together special collections of Iriss resources based on topics at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis.

Trauma is the…

We are seeking a strategic and values-based inspirational leader with the energy and commitment to build on our charity’s record of quality and success. 

Iriss builds the capacity and capability of people working in social services and…

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…