C-Change, episode 148

In this episode, Michael McEwan speaks to Sheryl Walker, PR and Marketing Co-ordinator for C-Change, about the goals and objectives of C-Change and the work that it does. This year, C-Change is celebrating its 15th birthday, and we hear about some of the associated events that are being organised. 

Sense Scotland. Supporting disabled people and their families, episode 132

Sense Scotland supports children and adults with disabilities. In this episode Michael McEwan talks to Communication Officer Graeme Thomson about the kinds of support offered and Support Worker Grant Hendry about arts and outdoor activities.

Values into Action Scotland, episode 129

Values into Action Scotland promotes rights and equality for people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum. In this episode Michael McEwan of Able Radio first talks to David Ross about how his work as a Quality Checker helps people bring more choice and control into their lives. Then Catherine Hurrell talks about a project to develop modern apprenticeships for young people on the autistic spectrum.

Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH), episode 121

Recovery Across Mental Health (formerly Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health) is an independent voluntary sector organisation that aims to enable people to recover from mental ill health and to promote wellbeing. This year RAMH is celebrating 25 years of providing support and is running a £25,000 appeal for 2015. Michael McEwan speaks to Karen Milne who tells us more about the organisation and launch of the celebrations. 

Relationships Matter, episode 98

Relationships Matter is an Iriss project to develop ideas that support young people who are leaving care to maintain positive, nurturing relationships with the people in their lives. Gayle Rice, the project lead gives a short overview of the project, its objectives and outcomes.

Creative Care and Support: Pitlochry, 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.