Report that is drawn from lessons learned during the facilitation of Evaluation Exchange.
Evaluation Exchange was a time-limited peer support network created by Iriss and Evaluation Support Scotland. It aimed to help organisations in the social services sector to learn from and support each other to undertake evaluations of the services and support they provide to individuals in Scotland.
Evaluation Exchange was set up by Iriss working in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS). We brought together a group of practitioners from social services sector with a real self-evaluation project to undertake. We wanted the participants to assist each other to plan and/or undertake the evaluation and build their capacity to self-evaluate. We were also interested in learning about and sharing 'what works' in peer support for self-evaluation.
Compiled by Peter Hillen, PhD student, University of Edinburgh.
Final report of research that aimed to:
Final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and Iriss. The project was about health and social care for older people.
Why am I not allowed to:
- Watch video?
- Listen to audio?
- Add buttons to my browser?
- Choose the web browser I want to use?
- Manage my own web access?
Infopics provide visualised information to support social services in Scotland and have been designed as companion documents to Iriss Insights. Infopics highlight and interpret the data behind key sector themes in a way that is visual and accessible.
At times of change and uncertainty, evidence becomes very important to build confidence about how to put policy into practice. Although some relevant evidence exists, as it becomes the mainstream mechanism fordelivering social care, self-directed support (SDS) will bring significant new challenges and evidence needs.
During 2012-13 Iriss, in partnership with the SSSC ran a series of workshops for people involved in designing or delivering learning.
The Knowledge Management Strategy for the social services recognises that web-based tools - social bookmarking, Twitter, newsfeeds, Google search and Facebook - are now widely used for communication, collaboration and learning.