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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…

Changing how homecare is commissioned and delivered

How do we help people live their lives as they want? How can we commission services in a more ethical and person-centred way? The Gwynedd social care…
Focuses on pre-birth child protection assessment and care planning, and more specifically, the lead social work role within this work.

Asylum and Roma Team Anti-Poverty Initiative

Showcasing Community Social Work

An initiative to encourage Roma and non-Roma families to claim clothing grants and free school meals.
Process used to engage partners and others with the Leadership stories: developing effective supervision project

Leadership stories: developing effective supervision

Improving understanding about supervision

A project to improve understanding about supervision and clarify the role of good management in effective leadership.

Resilience resources for social work and social care workers

collected by Iriss, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

A collection of resilience resources covering topics such as supervision, leadership, self-care, and support and learning.
Looks at how the diverse needs of disabled people can be addressed in an organisation’s values statement. It also summarises evidence on the values that can support the workforce in delivering…

Supporting workforce challenges

Process and evaluation

Project rationale Supporting Workforce Challenges is a continuation of Iriss' project The View from Here which aimed to understand the experiences of Scotland's social services workforce. This…

The Tea-Brief

What would happen if we took five minutes, just for us?

A tea-brief is a debrief with a difference. It's an opportunity to take time for reflection, and build stronger relationships in a staff team. You can take a tea-brief after an incident, or can…

Co-producing cultural competency

Working with the Govanhill Roma Community

Project inspired by the Iriss evidence summary that explores social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers.
Explores evidence around the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs.