If you want support to practice brilliantly — to change how you do things in your team, service or organisation — we can help.

We take on paid projects in a range of sizes and subjects. If you aren’t sure exactly what help you need, or don’t see what you are looking for on the list please get in touch. We can tailor our services to what you need

Bespoke service

We understand that every organisation has its own set of challenges and we can work with you to develop a bespoke solution that meets your unique needs, whether this is using our innovation model, combining two products into a single service, or delivering a dedicated coaching session for your team. 

Areas of work

We have broad experience in the following areas of practice and approaches to change:

  • Alliancing and consortia building
  • Co-production
  • Cultural competency
  • Ethical commissioning
  • Evidence use in policy/practice
  • Human rights
  • Innovation and change
  • Personal outcomes
  • Process change
  • Sensemaking
  • Service design
  • Storytelling
  • Supervision
  • Systems change
  • Well-being
  • Writing analysis

Why us?

Iriss has worked in the Scottish social care and social work landscape for the last 15 years. We have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector and have an extensive track record in the design and delivery of evidence, innovation and improvement projects alongside statutory sector, third, and independent sector partners. 

As an intermediate organisation, we recognise that we can’t do change work without being alongside (and learning from) the people and organisations who deliver and receive care and support. This has led us to developing and using a range of collaborative methods of work that come from the worlds of qualitative research, coproduction, service design, systems change and storytelling. 

Our team will work with you to identify the best approach for the type of change you are looking to make. 

For examples of the tools and resources we have developed on the back of this change work please see our page on doing social care and social work differently that provides descriptions and links to a selection of approaches and tools we have developed.  

You can also see how we are applying these approaches across some of our priority areas and our standalone projects.


Our daily rates and typical costs of our core offers are set out below, for bespoke or larger pieces of work please get in touch so we can discuss your needs in more detail.

Day rates
Iriss specialist £600
Iriss Head of Programmes £700
Iriss CEO £800

So this might look like:

  • Coaching: Block of four 1 hour sessions £400 
  • Facilitation: Design and delivery of a facilitated day session from £1,800 (this includes the day delivery and 2 days prep and evaluation work)
  • Research: Literature review, eight interviews, two focus groups and a report from £19,000
  • Training: Taking a cohort of practitioners through a four session course from £6,000 

These pricing structures are a guide only. Please contact to see what accommodations can be made.