Reports

Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

Working with outcomes: the practitioner experience

Experience lab, case study 1

an experience lab

Context

South Lanarkshire is moving from a day care centre service delivery model (where daily activities are provided), to a model that supports and facilitates individuals with learning difficulties to access lifestyle choices that they want and need in the community.

Tuning in: The social power of music

This session was delivered by Jane Bentley who specialises in the role of music making in social development.  Jane expertly led the group in a variety of practical exercises designed to highlight how music connects us together. Watch this clip to get a flavour of the key messages and activities from the day.

How the arts are being used in social services in Scotland

We know that creativity can change lives for the better and our aim in conducting the survey was to understand how the creative arts are being used, and the impact this type of work can have for people supported by services and for staff. As such, the purpose of the work was to capture some of the experiential knowledge held by professionals working in this area, to share this knowledge more widely across the sector and to provide inspiration to others. 

The role of arts in social care

The arts continue to gain recognition as a vital part of society. In particular, there is increasing acknowledgment that the arts can offer practical and innovative ways to impact on the positive factors that nurture health and wellbeing (Seligman, 2011).

Delivering integrated care and support

Report commissioned by ADSW

Delivering integrated care and support
Second review of evidence completed for ADSW by Professor Alison Petch on the factors that underpin best health and social care integrated practice.

Exploring the relationships between evidence and innovation in the context of Scotland’s social services

Executive summary of report written by Jodie Pennachia

Scotland on map

Executive summary

This report uses theoretical, empirical and practice literatures and case studies to reflect on the links between evidence and innovation in the context of Scotland's social services. It bridges two of the core work streams at Iriss; evidence-informed practice and innovation and improvement.