Carers

The Care Collective

Iriss.fm, Episode 186

Michael McEwan speaks to Ruth Gallagher (Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire), Lynn Wardle (Thrive) and Colette Walker (carer) about the Care Collective.

The Care Collective is a project in East Renfrewshire to support carers and involve them in discussions and decisions about their support. A number of organisations are working in partnership to make it happen.

Keeping it Real

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The Keeping It Real conference at Stirling University on 26 April 2017 celebrated Service User and Carer Involvement in Professional Education and the difference it makes.

This was about showcasing good practice, sharing ideas and future ambitions, and discussing key challenges. A Storify of the event is available.

ISBA 2016: Reframing respite - Maureen Flynn

Iriss.fm, Episode 171

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme was created in 2013, and builds on lessons learned from other countries relating to self-directed support and personalisation. It hopes to enable social and economic participation as citizens for people with disabilities with a full roll-out by 2020.

ISBA 2016: Adventures with dementia - Neil Mapes

Iriss.fm, Episode 167

Dementia Adventure is a registered charity that is dedicated to supporting people to live well with dementia and have a sense of adventure in their lives. Neil Mapes, Chief Executive at Dementia Adventure describes the benefits of outdoor environments, engaging with nature and active holidays for those with dementia and their family and friends.
 
Introduced by Donald Macleod, Conference Chair.

Seeking workshop contributions

You are invited to provide a workshop contribution to a national conference to share and promote best practice in service user and carer involvement in professional education.

The conference will be held on 26 April 2017 at the University of Stirling and bring together service users and carers, students, educators, professionals and policy-makers. It will be relevant to social work, health, education and other areas of professional education, at qualifying and post-qualifying levels.

Workshops should:

A watershed for social work in Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 159

On 30 November 2016, the Health and Social Care Alliance, in partnership with a number of sector organisations including Iriss, hosted a seminar entitled - A watershed for social work in Scotland?

The event brought people together to explore the implications of the Audit Scotland report on social work in Scotland.

Violent and aggressive children: caring for those who care

Iriss.fm, episode 137

Adoptive or foster parents often believe they have failed and blame themselves for their child's violent or aggressive behaviour. It's important that professionals are 'trauma aware' and do not reinforce these feelings. Edwina Grant talks to Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace of Adapt Scotland about caring for those who care for children who exhibit violent or aggressive behaviour. They explore the reasons for these behaviours, the impact on family life and coping strategies.