News and events

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…

David Wiseman has completed his term of office on the Iriss Board.

David brought experience from his previous roles as Head of Older People’s Services, South Lanarkshire Council, Director of Strategic Services and Depute Chief Executive…

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with…