Aspire Scotland

Challenge Poverty Week: effects of welfare reform on practice and practitioners

Iriss.fm, episode 55

To mark Challenge Poverty Week 2013 (13-19 October), Iriss hosted a roundtable discussion on the subject of welfare reform. The motion was: "The effects of welfare reform on practice and practitioners: How can we continue to deliver positive services?" The discussion was chaired by Fiona McHardy, Community Research Officer at Poverty Alliance.

Aspire Scotland. Educating looked after young people

Iriss.fm, episode 33

Using computers and the internet with looked after young people. Aspire Scotland provides high quality residential care and education for children and young people aged between eight and seventeen. Aspire Education is based in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, in a converted cinema which is also home to a number of community facilities - including a cafe, gym and games hall as well as a range of NHS facilities - to which the the school has access.