Imagining the Future

Imagining the Future: leadership for change programme

Workshop summary report

Participants from the Imagining the Future Systems Leadership Community of Practice came together to take part in a follow-up day. They were joined by 35 systems leaders undertaking the NHS Leadership Academy's Intersect Programme.

Iriss annual Champions event 2014

Report of annual champions event 2014

Iriss annual champions event took place at New Lanark Mill Hotel on 12th and 13th November 2014. Twenty six champions made their way from as far north as Shetland and as far south as Dumfries and Galloway.

Imagining the Future: public debate part three

Iriss.fm, episode 96

As part of the Iriss Imagining the Future of Social Services project led by Robert Rae, a series of creative events were held in Govan over May 2014, to explore aspirations for the future from a locality perspective and to think about the changes that need to be made now and in the coming years. One of the events was a public debate on the subject of social justice, chaired by the journalist Lesley Riddoch. This is the final episode of three covering the debate.

Imagining the Future: public debate part two

Iriss.fm, episode 95

As part of the Iriss Imagining the Future of Social Services project led by Robert Rae, a series of creative events were held in Govan over May 2014, to explore aspirations for the future from a locality perspective and to think about the changes that need to be made now and in the coming years.

Imagining the Future: public debate part one

Iriss.fm, episode 94

As part of the Iriss Imagining the Future of Social Services project led by Robert Rae, a series of creative events was held in Govan over May 2014, to explore aspirations for the future from a locality perspective and to think about the changes that need to be made now and in the coming years. One of the events was a public debate on the subject of social justice, chaired by the journalist Lesley Riddoch. This is the first of three episodes covering the debate.

Imagining the future

What's next for Scotland's social services? An animated exploration.

This animation explores the technical, medical and cultural forces that will shape the future of care. Alex Chisholm is a man in his in his 70s with multiple conditions, poor diet and high alcohol consumption. We use episodes in his life to explore what care might look like in ten or fifteen years. We suggest that by 2025 there may be greater opportunities to offer older people richer, less isolated lives in which they are able to exercise more choice and control.

Imagining the Future: Workforce

The future social services workforce in Scotland 2025

Background

Aims and ambitions

Over the next 10-15 years there are likely to be significant changes both in the numbers requiring access to support and the strategies for responding to this.

Imagining the Future: Citizenship and Innovation

How innovation in social services can advance citizenship for all in Scotland

Change occurs when old patterns break down and new patterns begin to replace them. Change is not always good. In human affairs it is just as likely that people will react with fear, hatred or injustice to change. So the challenge is not just to change - but to change well - to innovate. If innovation means good change then this forces us to ask a further question - what is good?

Imagining the Future

Background and rationale

Note: A subsequent development of Imagining the Future saw the creation in November 2014 of a scenario planning tool in which we explore four different worlds that might emerge depending on the interplay of social, political and economic factors.