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Short papers and videos on evidence, innovation and approaches which prompt you to reflect on how you might improve your practice.

Iriss on… good practice with fathers

Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh

father and son on beach
A conversation with Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.


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Walking a tightrope
This publication intends to provoke a conversation about the power of embracing risk as a natural part of decision making, and the complexity of sharing risk between professionals and people who access support.

Place-based working

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Iriss on place-based working
Explores how a place-based approach enables effective work with people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing.


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Hand throwing dice

Don’t we learn more from success than failure?

It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There's almost no such thing as ready. There's only now. And you may as well do it now… I'm not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

Hugh Laurie

Blending ideas

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Michael Johansson art installation, Tetris

Innovation is not a practice reserved for ‘the creative’ or ‘the experts’. You innovate all the time…