News and events

On 18 March 2021, Iriss will host a one-hour session that will explore terminology, historical understanding and the relationship between social work and Gypsy/Traveller communities.

It will introduce solution-focused approaches to…

The University of Strathclyde is conducting a study to understand the impact that Covid-19 has had on the mental wellbeing of health and social care workers.

There has been little research into the working experience of those in health…

We've published a Near Me in Social Services resource with learning and guidance to support social services teams to start using the Near Me (Attend Anywhere) video consulting platform.  

It brings together new resources and evidence…

On 3 February, the report and recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care were published.

Chaired by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS…

Background

Near Me in Social Services was a project that Iriss led in partnership with the NHS Near Me and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. 

To avoid any confusion,…

If not now, when? If not this way, how? And if not us – who?  

Dee Fraser, Iriss CEO, shares her views on the Independent Review of Adult Social Care.

Donella Meadows1 said that both the hardest and most influential change you can make…

Working to tackle domestic abuse, support the victims and their children, and deal effectively with perpetrators is a complex, multi-agency activity in all parts of Scotland. However, when it takes place on one of our many islands there are…

The Scottish Government has announced the investment of an additional £750,000 into carers centres to enable them to react flexibly to the needs of carers in their areas.

Feedback from national and local carer representatives suggests…

"...the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with countries easing their way in and out of varying degrees of lockdown, which requires people once again, to adjust to a new way of living. This is the essence of what emotional…

On 21 January, 2021 we'll host a webinar on the topic of 'dual relationships' as part of a series of webinars to discuss and celebrate what is unique about rural social work in Scotland. 

This event will explore the complexity of dual…