News and events

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 partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community…

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 focusing on mental health, risk, self-…

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 leaders in public sector scrutiny. She has…

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 health and social service user, but 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 held on 26 April 2017 at the University…

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’, the awards have been designed to recognise…

The View from Here - public exhibitions

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 Kelvingrove…

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 plan is to understand:

where 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 some of the most influential world…

It’s Co-production Week (14-20 November)  in Scotland!

At Iriss we believe in active citizenship and involving people who access care and support in a meaningful way - a way that means people have the right to participate in and…