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Sep 22, 2014

September is World Dementia Awareness Month and to mark it Iriss.fm met up with the directors of Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training and a group professionals and carers in the area of dementia care.

We firstly spoke to Yvonne Stewart and Anne Marie MacDonald about Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training. It...


Sep 18, 2014

We all believe in preventing harm to children and we know that attachment plays a key role in prevention, but how do we close the gap between what we know and what we do? Putting the baby IN the bathwater is a coalition of some 80 organisations and individuals committed to making Scotland the best place to grown up....


Sep 16, 2014

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.

Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke...


Sep 14, 2014

Experiences of a day centre for people with learning disability. Gordon Roy left school when he was 17 in the 1980s and attended a day centre. He was told he wouldn't be able to work or have a family. He left the day centre, went to college and has held down a steady job for many years. He also has a family. In the...