Communities

Community social work case studies

Showcasing community social work
A series of case studies that demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, grounded in real-life context and experience.

Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future is a partnership project of Iriss and Scottish Care dedicated to inspiring better outcomes for older people by working with providers from the independent sector. The project worked with care homes and care at home providers in four areas - Argyll and Bute, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and West Lothian - to support innovation and service redesign. Key areas such as outcomes, care in times of transition, community links and compassion were explored.

Matter

Matter is an online community for young adult carers which has been created by Carers Trust. The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With its Network Partners, it aims to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Here's a hand

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011

Catherine McCrae

Introduced by Catherine McCrae. Here's a Hand is an innovative service designed to connect people to their family, friends and neighbours, making it quicker and easier to ask for and offer a helping hand, a bit of advice or companionship. The service uses mobile phone texts, email, and online messaging to communicate across the group instantly and simultaneously, creating a real time, dynamic network of support.

bespoken

bespoken is a social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their own homes, and where they can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges that are faced with appliances and technology.

Experiences of the young people in community research

Speak Out magazine article

An article written by Who Cares? Scotland and the young people involved in the community research project Working with young people, which evaluated Who Cares? Scotland's advocacy services in two local authority areas. The article talks about the young people's experience of the project and what they gained from their involvement.