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8 Apr 2021
Mecoco (Meaningful Contribution in your Community) is a social enterprise based in North Ayrshire that supports people into employment. The founder, Jenny Trott, believes that regardless of their…
18 Mar 2021
Monica Nicolin and Gillian Ritch, social workers based in Stornoway and Orkney respectively, speak about dual relationships in rural social work. These presentations were given at a webinar held in…
15 Mar 2021
Near Me in Social Services is a project Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me team and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/…
10 Mar 2021
A study to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents, have been published. The research, titled Creative Covid Care, highlights the relationship-based and…

Iriss resources

ESSS Outline
Explores the evidence around the impact of individual experiential therapies (e.g. animal assisted, play, arts) and EMDR, for young people who have experienced trauma.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
ESSS Outline
Explores some of the less commonly included evidence from systematic reviews and literature reviews on age and social isolation.
ESSS Outline
Looks at evidence around methods for capturing the impact of social work interventions.
User involvement in social work education
Reflection by students on their experiences of how engaging directly with service users impacted on their learning.
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.