Social services

Celebrating Social Services Awards

Social Services Awards

Held in June at Crieff Hydro, the Social Services Awards 2017 celebrated the breadth of inspiring and life-changing work carried out by the sector. From the 155 organisations, teams and individuals who entered, to the final ten winners, everyone has made a valuable contribution.

The awards were jointly compered by the Minister for Childcare and Early Years and Scottish Broadcaster, Sally Magnusson.

Some video footage from the ceremony and a slideshow of pictures from the event has been made available. 

Winners of Social Services Awards 2017

SSS Awards

Iriss was delighted to play a part in the Social Services Awards 2017. We want to congratulate all the winners and everyone who was nominated for an award. The breadth of inspiring work taking place across the country was fantastic to witness.

SSS Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available, announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide.

It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS, who have made a positive difference to people's lives.

The impact of welfare reform on the social services workforce

Insight 32

This evidence summary explores the impact of welfare reform – in a climate of austerity and cuts – on key client groups and its consequent effect on the social services workforce in Scotland. It draws on evidence from the UK where relevant or transferable, but focuses on the Scottish context, impact and response.

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.

Knowledge into practice

Iriss.fm, episode 92

Finding, using and sharing knowledge on social care. Michael McEwanof Able Radio talks to Dr Ann Wales about translating knowledge into practice.  Anne is Programme Director for Knowledge Management with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).  She explains the relationship between SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland) and the Knowledge Network, going to talk about the Strategy and Action Plan for Embedding Knowledge in Practice in Scotland's Social Services.

Creative Care and Support: Pitlochry

Iriss.fm, episode 84

IRISS.FM spoke to Fiona Johnstone and Rikke Iversholt, the project leads on the Creative Care and Support project in Pitlochry, which has been underway since the autumn of 2013 and is now in its third phase. It is a project to assist the community to develop better supports for people who use social services and forms part of the Creative Quarter programme of work.