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New Routes Home

New Routes Home is a partnership of interested individuals and organisations across Scotland who campaign for the right of all people with…

The role of technology in rural social work

Is technology the answer for rural social work?  Jane Pye, Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. explores the potential benefits of using…

Community social work in Scotland

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

A critical history of community social work, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

Impact and outcomes reporting

Supporting intermediary 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…

Social work student and service user role play sessions

User involvement in social work education

Story of role-play sessions held between social work students at the University of Strathclyde and members of the service user and carer group.

No Recourse to Public Funds: Olivia's story

User involvement in social work education

Olivia Ndoti from the Women's Asylum Support Housing (WASH) project talks to social work students about having No Recourse to Public Funds.

Bringing the law to life with lived experience

User involvement in social work education

Social work students at GCU take part in a session for their Working with Law and Ethics module, No Recourse to Public Funds.
Explores some of the less commonly included evidence from systematic reviews and literature reviews on age and social isolation.
Looks at evidence around methods for capturing the impact of social work interventions.
Reflection by students on their experiences of how engaging directly with service users impacted on their learning.

Critical reading and the Open University

User involvement in social work education

Sandy Sieminski, Jenny Bew and Alice Bradley share their learning and reflections on the importance of service user and carer involvement in critical reading.


Showcasing Community Social Work

Connecting people who have multiple deprivations to their geographical and social communities across Ayrshire through the arts and food.