At Iriss we believe that innovation is not a practice reserved for 'the creative' or 'the experts' and that people innovate all the time. We focus on how to blend and adapt ideas to support social innovation and on how we need to accept risk and failure as central components of innovation. A toolkit - Development Impact and You - has been developed by Nesta in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to support and encourage social innovation.
Positive Prisons? Positive Futures (PPPF) is a Scottish charity that uses its collective experience of the criminal justice system, to benefit others still within the system, or shortly after release.
South Lanarkshire is moving from a day care centre service delivery model (where daily activities are provided), to a model that supports and facilitates individuals with learning difficulties to access lifestyle choices that they want and need in the community.
Innovation is not a practice reserved for ‘the creative’ or ‘the experts’. You innovate all the time…
Question your current thinking on evidence and innovation, and reflect upon how you might use both to improve practice.
Darren Levine is Manager of Innovation and Research for the Social Services Department, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada. This role involves supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of staff-driven innovation and research across the department's divisions - Children's Services, Family Services, Income and Employment Support, Housing Services, Long Term Care and Services for Seniors, and Business Affairs and Financial Management.
This report uses theoretical, empirical and practice literatures and case studies to reflect on the links between evidence and innovation in the context of Scotland's social services. It bridges two of the core work streams at Iriss; evidence-informed practice and innovation and improvement.
This is a 22 process cards. Of these nine are ‘think’ cards for planning and preparing for difficult discussions, and 13 are ‘activity’ cards which present methods that can be done in a group. The cards explain what the process is, it’s purpose, how to engage in this process and what we thought did and did not work when engaging in this process. This is not a ‘how to’ guide, but a tool to help you explore new approaches and develop your own.
Angela Morgan, Chief Executive of Includem, shares her experience and lessons in leading a small, innovative organisation through difficult economic times and changes while remaining true to its core purpose and vision.
Recorded at Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges.