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The relationships between decision makers, citizens and communities are currently being redefined in Scotland. We are in the grip of an exciting debate about social justice, values and community empowerment.

Against this backdrop, 'asset-…

Flipcharts and sticky notes are great for capturing thoughts and discussions at conferences and workshops ... until it comes to summarising and sharing.

Social reporting is the use of social media to record and share these thoughts and…

Animated videos are becoming an increasingly popular way to explain concepts, communicate ideas and enliven presentations. Even the driest topics and reports can be brought to life when communicated through animated videos. However, it can be…

Narrative Practitioner Conference, Keele University, 2009. I asked audience members to bring objects with them. In the photo, they are exchanging them with someone whom they do not know.

I remember quite well a major national disciplinary group’s…

Between June 2014 and April 2015, Iriss led a project to explore the perceptions of, and approaches to, innovation in homelessness prevention in Scotland. Through engagement with a variety of partners including local authorities, third sector,…

Iriss's Leading Change in Supervision project aimed to explore the topic of supervision with six partners from across social services, and to highlight the challenges and enablers for changing supervision.

The final report and case…

Want to create a website or blog but don't have skills in web design or development? Weebly can help. Weebly offers an easy and affordable way to create a website or blog that works across computers, phones and tablets. Maybe you would like to…

Living it Up describes itself as an online self-management hub, which aims to empower people to improve their health and wellbeing. Aimed at the over 50s, the resource is packed full of ideas and activities and is useful for those with long-term…

Yesterday (May 26th) I organised my last event for Iriss. It focused on Achieving A Better Life for People Living with Dementia and was based in part on the DEEP project (Developing Evidence-enriched Practice) funded by the Joseph Rowntree…

Keeping track of digital content, deciding what to read. listen to and watch can be daunting.

In the music industry radio and the music press used to be how peoples listening and buying decisions would be influenced. Helping people to…