Launch of Propagate

Propagate is a six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation. 

The project will involve delivering a series of workshops to support those working in social services with an interest in gaining skills in facilitation and co-design. 

Buddies: The Glen Isla Project

co-designing a support tool

In 2016/17, Iriss worked with the Glen Isla project, a women’s criminal justice centre based in Arbroath, to enhance relational approaches. This is the story behind the development of Buddy: a support tool.

Exploring co-design tools

At Iriss, we’re often asked about what’s worked and what hasn’t in our projects. On October 3rd, we hosted an event to share the learning from two co-design projects that we’ve run recently - one with older people and practitioners who worked together to improve the pathway from hospital to home; and the other with people who access, or may in the future access, self-directed support (SDS) and practitioners - Pilotlight

Co-design tools

Co-design tools can be used to enable people to discover other peoples' perspectives, develop and define ideas and deliver those ideas. We sometimes use the Design Council's Double Diamond as one process which can support the use of co-design tools.

Whose Shoes?, episode 105

In this episode, Michelle Drumm from Iriss has a conversation with Gill Phillips (the creator of Whose Shoes?®) and Ken Howard (a media ambassador for people with dementia) who were up in Scotland from 20-24 October to attend the European Alzheimer's Conference, and to also run Whose Shoes?® events in Dundee and Glasgow. IRISS.FM also attended a Whose Shoes?® workshop in Glasgow hosted by Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training and spoke to a number of participants. 

Pilotlight co-design team discussion

Iriss Champions network meeting

Members of the Pilotlight co-design team in Moray discuss the pathway to self-directed support for people with mental health problems. Discussion facilitated by Alison Petch.

Recorded at the Iriss annual Champions event.

Pilotlight: self-directed support for those with mental health problems, episode 58

The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 goes live on the 1st April 2014 and the implementation of the National Strategy is well under way across Scotland. Pilotlight is contributing to these preparations. The project involves co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support.