Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

Bridging the Standards with practice

Exploring Scotland’s Health and Social Care Standards

Bridging the standards with evidence
A summary of the work of Iriss and partners in the implementation of the health and social care standards.

Using evidence for change

A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology

A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology
A collection of papers detailing an evidence into action scoping methodology.

Community social work in Scotland

A critical history, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

Mother living with her children in an overcrowded single end tenement flat Glasgow
A critical history of community social work, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

Impact and outcomes reporting

Supporting intermediary organisations

Impact and outcomes reporting for intermediate organisations
Iriss was involved in delivering workshops, alongside Corra Foundation, that helped explore with intermediary support organisations their approaches to expressing the impact and outcomes of their work.

Supporting workforce challenges

Process and evaluation


Project rationale

Supporting Workforce Challenges is a continuation of Iriss' project The View from Here which aimed to understand the experiences of Scotland's social services workforce. This project was developed as a response to the wealth of qualitative data about the daily challenges facing those who provide care and support.

Co-producing Cultural Competency

Working with the Govanhill Roma Community

Co-producing Cultural Competency
This three-month project was inspired by the Iriss Insight exploring social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers. The Insight highlighted the need for state agencies including those involved in health, social care and social work, to incorporate culturally competent practice into their services to Scottish Gypsy Travellers. It is important for all social services providers to consider how to engage participation from Scottish Gypsy Travellers, for example, staff and foster carer recruitment, local and national policy makers, and local user forums.