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 →

‘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 →

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 →

Small changes really can make a big difference

The recent Smarter Learning for Self-directed Support Conference invited everyone to think about the small things they can do to make a big difference to someone’s life.  The event took ... Continue Reading →

Attend the Connecting the Conversation events

IRISS, in partnership with Creative Scotland, is hosting four sessions as part of the Connecting the Conversation series. These conversations are designed to celebrate and connect the ... Continue Reading →

Radical changes to social work imagined for Scotland in 2025

Social services in Scotland will not exist in 2025, according to a scenario published today (Monday 24 November 2014) at a special launch event at the Scottish Parliament. The ‘New ... Continue Reading →

Welfare reform impacts on the social service workforce

A recent report The Impact of Welfare Reform on Third Sector Care and Support Services In Scotland from the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and the ... Continue Reading →

New personal learning networks animation

The internet is now firmly established in many workplaces.  Social media platforms, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, conversing, collaborating ... Continue Reading →

IRISS appoints new chair

The Board of Trustees and the staff group of Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Macleod as the new ... Continue Reading →

Personal learning networks

Connected learning in health and social care Are you up for a challenge? The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) urges social services workers to take responsibility for their own ... Continue Reading →