A coaching approach

Asking new questions, hearing new things

Last Autumn I started a coaching course with the Institute of Coaching Studies. Over six weeks, a small group of us from all over the world spent two half days a week online together. Led by an excellent tutor, we worked through the course and practiced coaching from the very first session. I thought I knew what coaching was but I soon realised the depth of skill involved in what seems like having a natural conversation. 

Iriss is looking for partners!

Iriss is continuing its work implementing innovation and change in social work and social care, and is looking for project partners for 2024/25.

We work alongside our partners to tackle existing issues, facilitate positive change, and help services to innovate. 

If you, or your organisation, is experiencing a problem or you need some help implementing an idea, get in touch! 

To learn about some of our work with our existing partners, see here.

Planning a partnership?

Partnerships & CO, a tool to support those planning a partnership or wishing to reflect on and take stock of an existing partnership.

Shaping the choreography of care and support

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011

Alison Petch (Iriss Director), Lisa Pattoni and Gayle Rice (Iriss Project Managers) and Ian Grout (Glasgow School of Art) explain the background to this project which involved students from the Glasgow School of Art working with practitioners and people who use services to consider how to reshape care and support. There were four themes: reablement, partnership working and communication, social isolation and anticipatory care.