This event, held in May 2021, explored what we have learned over the past year about creating and maintaining relationships through the use of technology. It provided the Scottish policy context; evidence about how our national capacity developed; and examples of innovation and development in digital social work.
It was a partnership event between Iriss, the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) and Social Work Scotland.
In May 2021, we launched 'A Shared Experience', an online resource which brings together the learning from a collection of stories gathered by the Personal Outcomes Network (PON) throughout 2020.
This is a recording of the authors, Emma Miller (University of Strathclyde) and Ellen Daly (Iriss), discussing the key features and findings of the stories gathered for the resource.
In 2012 Liam Robertson, who is on the autism spectrum, told us about his passion for TV, film and theatre and his ambition to become an actor. Liam's story is inspirational, demonstrating the importance of seeing the person, not the disability.
What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?
Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.
Darren Levine is Manager of Innovation and Research for the Social Services Department, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada. This role involves supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of staff-driven innovation and research across the department's divisions - Children's Services, Family Services, Income and Employment Support, Housing Services, Long Term Care and Services for Seniors, and Business Affairs and Financial Management.