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Research, projects and events on topics related to social work and social care.

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May 30, 2013

The 2013 Care Accolades was held on Friday 31st May at the Perth Concert Hall. Always an uplifting occasion and a chance to celebrate achievements in social care across Scotland, Iriss.fm spoke to a number of people involved in the many projects nominated for awards, as well as Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Advisor...


May 28, 2013

Mental health is a public health priority. Lee Knifton and Neil Quinn of the University of Strathclyde assembled a team of international experts to summarise the evidence base and ask key questions on topics ranging from community development to public mental health in schools to recovery and well-being. The result...


May 7, 2013

On 8 May 2013, Iriss brought together nine people at the Volunteer Development Scotland offices in Stirling to discuss what motivated them to volunteer, and to share their experiences of volunteering. It was facilitated by Claire Lightowler, Iriss.

Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free


May 6, 2013

Iriss.fm spoke to Mark Hazelwood, Director of the Scottish Partnership of Palliative Care; and Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling Founder about the significance of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief Awareness Week 13-19 May 2013, and the type of events (including Death cafes!) that are happening throughout the week.

The Good...