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 →

IRISS’s View from Here project

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is trying to understand practitioners’ experiences of delivering care and support in Scotland.  Their aim is to ... 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 →

Preventing loneliness and social isolation in older people

Prevention has been identified as a key aspect of Scottish public service reform. In response to the findings of the Christie Commission (2011), the Scottish Government has called for ... Continue Reading →

Better use of better knowledge

Better use of  better knowledge is a crucial issue for social services.  Claire Lightowler, Programme Manager: Evidence Informed Practice from the Institute for Research and Innovation ... Continue Reading →

Finding solutions to the workforce of the future challenge

It has been a really exciting few months working with people from across our sector, the Institute for Innovation and Research in Social Services (IRISS), design graduates and leaders ... Continue Reading →