News and events

Is this the best it can be? is a new toolkit that can be used by anyone delivering arts and creative learning through collaborative or participatory projects and programmes.

Developed by ArtWorks Scotland, the ideas and approaches…

Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability…

iamsocialwork, is a concept that was created by Zoë Betts in 2012, as a newly qualified social worker. It started out as a small, local event in London and has grown into a series of UK-wide events, which offer opportunities for student, recently…

We would like to thank those (over 100 people!) who expressed interest in our Relationships Matter conversation tool. 

We've sent a targeted number of people a free copy, and they are currently testing it out with people they work with,…

On 20th July, Mark McDonald, the Minister for Childcare and Early Years paid us a visit at our offices in Glasgow.

We were delighted to meet the Minister and to inform him about some of the work that we do to support the use of knowledge…

We are seeking partners to work with around an explorative approach to organisational enquiry and action. 

This Bring Your Own Enquiry (BYOE) project will support cross-organisational teams to collaboratively address and act on an issue…

It's SDS Awareness Week (#SDSBlether) so we want you to know the latest about our Pilotlight project.

Pilotlight is working with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed…

We've published our annual activity review for 2015-16, which will give you a snapshot of all of our work for the year.

Introduced by Peter MacLeod, Iriss Chair, it includes a summary of our project work, lessons learned from it and what…

Back in 2009, Iriss worked with Stonewall Scotland to develop an online good practice guide – LGBT people and public services – which gives an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality issues.

In March 2016, Stonewall got…

We've published Insight 31 - Peer support roles in mental health services - which was written by Louise Christie, Network Manager (Policy and Development) at Scottish Recovery Network.

The print version has been newly designed to reflect…