Do you have an inspirational example of evidence in action?

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) want to find out what is working for people, how the use of evidence is being encouraged and put into action. They ... Continue Reading →

Working with personal outcomes: what keeps you going?

The report and presentations from the Working with personal outcomes: what keeps you going? events are now available. We held four events, in partnership with NHS Education Scotland ... Continue Reading →

Digital technology and social media for social work conference

A free conference to explore the use of social media and digital technology for social work practice will be held in Stirling on 8 February 2016. The event is being supported by the ... Continue Reading →

‘The View from Here’ – launch of the project findings

An event to launch the findings of The View from Here, a project designed to understand the working lives, attitudes and experiences of the social services workforce in Scotland, is ... Continue Reading →

Time to do things differently: let’s collaborate

The relationships between decision makers, citizens and communities are currently being redefined in Scotland. We are in the grip of an exciting debate about social justice, values ... Continue Reading →

The View from Here – Thank you!

The View from Here, an IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) survey of the Scottish social services workforce, conducted in partnership with the Guardian, ... Continue Reading →

Grow your personal learning network online workshop

‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. Why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. ... Continue Reading →

Want to be a leader for change in social services?

In 2014, The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), in partnership with a range of organisations, led a year-long futures project – Imagining the Future ... Continue Reading →

Shaping the Future: Making a successful transition from student to social worker

What’s it like for a social work student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW)? Glasgow Caledonian University, ... Continue Reading →

IRISS appoints new Director

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has today announced that Jackie McKenzie has been appointed as their new Director. Jackie is joining IRISS from ... Continue Reading →