Collaborative changemaking in North Ayrshire

The bees are back! Watching these amazing creatures leave their hibernation spots and fly around again this Spring has struck me as I look back on this year’s Foundations for Change work. I’m thinking particularly about the powerful hive mind that colleagues in North Ayrshire have engaged with over the last year to find collective solutions and network their changemaking across different organisations, teams and functions.

Nothing comes for free?

A blog piece from one of our partners, Andrew Lindsay at Epilepsy Scotland

Guest blogger Andrew Lindsay from Epilepsy Scotland articulates the clash between the need for social support services, and the funding environment that surrounds them.

Practitioner Research with NQSWs in North Ayrshire HSCP

Benefits, challenges, ideas

Iriss and North Ayrshire HSCP colleagues met in Saltcoats in early November for a workshop about practitioner research. We were joined by newly qualified and student social workers plus a Practice Teacher from the Learning and Development team. Iriss is supporting other change work in the HSCP around commissioning and reimagining social work…

Sprint, scrum, getting things done

I’m writing this with a cup of tea next to me, thinking about colleagues in North Ayrshire who are working with us this year through our Foundations for Change programme. I’m sitting here at my desk tapping away at the keyboard while they are getting active - forming scrums and starting sprints!  

New course on ethical commissioning

Register for a course that will help you apply ethical principles to the planning and purchase of adult social care and support services.