Reports

Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

Imagining the Future: Citizenship and Innovation

How innovation in social services can advance citizenship for all in Scotland

Yesterday is another world
Change occurs when old patterns break down and new patterns begin to replace them. Change is not always good. In human affairs it is just as likely that people will react with fear, hatred or injustice to change. So the challenge is not just to change - but to change well - to innovate. If innovation means good change then this forces us to ask a further question - what is good?

Imagining the Future

Background and rationale

New normal world
A scenario planning tool which explores four different worlds that might emerge depending on the interplay of social, political and economic factors.

Supporting Peer Support

Thoughts for people wishing to set up, run or participate in a peer support group

Supporting Peer Support

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 report

Building capacity to self-evaluate

Evaluation Exchange report

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.

PROP (Practitioner Research: Older People)

Final reports

PROP

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.

Visualised information to support social services in Scotland

Infopics 01

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.

Self-directed support: a voyage of discovery

Evidence explorers project report

Balloon!

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.