News and events

The Personal Outcomes Collaboration, of which Iriss is a member, is collecting stories from people across health and social care of how they are managing to meet outcomes for people during Covid-19.

The stories document the experiences of…

Jan Philip, Throughcare Worker (Residential Team) at Rossie Young People’s Trust in Montrose, Angus, shares a story of how the young people supported by the Trust are showing kindness and compassion to the local community during Covid-19. 

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling, Chair of the IASSW Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee, and Chair of BASW’s special interest group on social work’s place in disasters (SPEDI…

Find yourself running a partnership or project which is proving challenging given that people are not able to convene in a physical space?

We're creating a course that will support you to create a practical project plan in these…

We're delighted that Sally Wassell (Independent Child Care Consultant and Trainer) worked with us to create a learning resource that explores the evolving meaning and application of attachment theory.

The concept of attachment provides a…

The Scottish Government has stepped in to provide additional funding to ensure all social care workers receive enhanced sick pay where they have received a positive COVID-19 test.

Where any social care worker dies without death-in-service…

We've set up a blog to support the sharing of experiences, ideas and reflections about what it means to be a rural social worker in Scotland. The blog also aims to build visibility of rural social work’s contributions, and celebrate its…

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020.

The theme this year is 'kindness', which is vital in helping to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

Given the…

Technology and social media plays a major part in everyday life and can have many positive uses for those who may be isolated, or feel isolated, because of a disability.

We've produced a learning resource as an introduction to this topic…

A new national wellbeing hub has been launched to enable staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access relevant support when they need it. It will provide a range of self-care and wellbeing resources designed to aid resilience as the…