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A total of 14 ‘HOW to communicate with impact’ workshops were delivered across the year in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.
We ran co-production workshops at the Social Services Expo, Healthier Futures Forum, Firestarter Festival, Jam For Justice and What Works Scotland event.
The way @irissorg wrote about addressing power imbalances with co-pro really worked for me. https://t.co/3skoWH9VhN— David Reilly (@SCDC_David) November 23, 2018
Think that was because Josie put herself and her own experiences & story firmly into what would otherwise have been a 'straight' step by step guide. #coproweekscot
We published seven new Insights taking us to a total of 49.
Thank you John @SocialWorkEdinU and thanks to @irissorg for the wonderful opportunity to highlight this challenging area of social work. We will have copies available next week at the @socworkscot conference. Gary’s Insight on social work with fathers is such a constructive read. https://t.co/crLbmMrDT9— Dr Ariane Critchley (@ArianeCritchley) June 5, 2018
We broadcast 43 episodes on the Iriss.fm podcast, taking us up to 241 episodes in total.
By the end of the business year the podcast was migrated to a new platform making it available through other services such as Google Podcasts and Spotify.
A new series of interviews – Freshly Squeezed – was launched to profile key influencers in social services in Scotland. Other topics covered topics ranged from self-directed support and co-production to community care and disability.
A fascinating & insightful discussion about hope, secure care and children considered high risk. Worth a listen. Hold on to that hope...sometimes 1 day at a time. https://t.co/oFK6VYA7qf@Talking_hope @TheCareReview @irissorg @GSCBishopton @LiamSlaven1 @CYCJScotland #STARR— Claire Lightowler (@C_Lightowler) October 3, 2018
The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) received and responded to over 20 enquiries and produced a total of 17 Outlines on topics ranging from disability, domestic abuse and mental health, to Adverse Childhood Experiences, assessments and self-directed support.
Our work supports the delivery of the Vision and strategy for Scotland’s social services 2015–20.
A three-week ‘Finding and using evidence’ online course was launched, which continues over 2019-20. Over 100 people have signed up to date.
A collection of evidence papers that detailed an evidence into action scoping methodology was published.
A ‘Making Evidence Meaningful’ event was attended by 40 practitioners from across social services in Scotland, which explored the ways in which a wide range of evidence perspectives and voices influence the delivery of social support and care in Scotland.
We contributed to the planning and delivery of the fourth annual conference for final year social work students and newly-qualified social workers. Event report.
The second national ‘What Matters to Us’ conference aimed at final year HN students in social care and early years and college staff from these courses, came together for a very well-received conference, with key themes on person-centred care and leadership.
Four stories of everyday leadership were produced in partnership with UWS students on the Integrated Health and Social Care programme.
A project that aimed to test and refine an understanding of the new care standards within two local areas, each within adult services - East Renfrewshire and Perth and Kinross. It launched as a collaboration between Iriss, the Health and Social Care Standards Implementation Team and the Care Inspectorate.
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Seven stories were published which illustrated service user and carer involvement in social work education across the Scottish universities.
An event was co-planned and delivered an event on 17 April 2018, with thoughtful and inspirational contributions from Scotland, Sweden and Belgium, to share and promote learning and to look to the future of service user and carer involvement. Event report.
A critical history of community social work was commissioned by Iriss to mark the 50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. A limited edition print version was jointly published by Iriss, SASW and Social Work Scotland.
A series of seven case studies were created to demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, all grounded in real-life context and experience.
A 'Talking Social Work' event was held at the University of Dundee to promote the publication with the author, Colin Turbett. His and others’ contributions were captured on our Iriss.fm podcast.
We were approached by Early Years Scotland to run four half-day workshops with them. Some of the workshops used a community of enquiry approach to support practitioners and managers across the services meet together and discuss issues that were important to them, and to explore and find practical ways to support themselves in their roles.
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In partnership with the Village Storytelling Centre, we produced the story of the Drumchapel Early Years Network, a network which aims to improve the lives of children and families in Drumchapel.
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We were contracted by Glasgow City Council to plan, develop and deliver full-day workshops (including meetings and planning sessions) with the citizens panels. It included post-workshop evaluation and reporting.
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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) approached us to support them with filming and photography for their Careers in Care website. Films and photographs were produced to support the recruitment and retention of staff in social services.
CELCIS approached us with a tentative idea for an online child-placement timeline builder. We undertook to help them assess the viability of such a tool and to specify and design an interface and user experience that could potentially form the basis of such an application, should they determine to proceed with its development.
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A national search facility was created to enable people to search resources across multiple websites from one place.
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