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Six reports from the Practitioner Research: Outcomes and Partnership (PROP2) project have been published today. The project was developed by Iriss and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and…

We're all aware of the power, and the increasing popularity, of story to get a message across. And visual stories can be even more powerful. The quick creation of online, multimedia stories is possible using Medium. Medium enables the creation of…

Over the past three years, Pilotlight has brought together commissioners, deliverers and users of services to research and design some of the different pathways to self-directed support. With its new round of funding, the team is keen to explore…

An event to launch the findings of The View from Here, a project designed to understand the working lives, attitudes and experiences of the social services workforce in Scotland, was launched on 28 October 2015, at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow…

Today, 22nd October 2015, marks the launch of the Scottish Care Leavers' Covenant, which is being held at The Princes Trust in Glasgow. This coincides with National Care Leavers Week which runs over 22-30th October 2015.

The Scottish Care…

Twitter is great for keeping up to date with what's happening, finding interesting information and sharing it with others. If you use Twitter and like it, you may be interested in Periscope, a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. The…

In 2007, Iriss undertook a digital preservation project to share - and safeguard - the migration story of 10,000 "orphans, waifs and strays" who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939.

The Golden Bridge was first created as a…

Over 2013-15, the Scottish Government provided time-limited funding to 16 projects across Scotland to establish new and develop existing community services for women who offend. A national evaluation examined how these services were implemented…

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…