News and events

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…

The new addition to our Insights series explores policy, research and practice issues about spoken language interpreting in social work, focusing on people who speak limited English.

There is a host of literature and specialist…

Sorana Goga

Andreea Bocioaga, Information Specialist at Iriss has a conversation with Sorana Goga, Community Development Worker at Govanhill Housing Association. Sorana is also an interpreter who supports Roma people where language can be a…

More than 22,000 students and returning health and social care workers have come forward to support the NHS in its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The figure includes nearly 7,000 students in nursing and midwifery,…

This project was established in response to a request from East Ayrshire Social Work to work with Iriss to explore case recording practice and how records can be more inclusive and accessible. In part, this request was informed by the…

Background

Iriss held the Spring into Evidence event on March 2nd 2020 at The Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling. The aim for the day was to raise awareness about support and information available for social services workers to find and use…

Eoin Hurley and Chloe Marr, two Masters' students in social work at Edinburgh Napier University, tell us how the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has affected their social work education and the strategies they're using to cope. 

Reflections…