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Oct 29, 2014

This episode features a recording of a Sutherland Trust lecture: 'Reforming narratives: is there life after punishment?' presented by Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work and Head of Sociology at the University of Glasgow.

In recent years, criminologists have become increasingly interested in the...


Oct 9, 2014

On 10 October 2014, Iriss.fm attended 'Achieving permanence for disabled children' event, which was held at the Teacher Building in Glasgow. The event was held to discuss a new piece of research - Achieving permanence for disabled children and young people in foster care and adoption. The research was produced by Vicki...


Oct 6, 2014

Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an Iriss project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the fourth discussion - How can we effectively engage...


Oct 5, 2014

Iriss became aware of ASSET (Age Specialist Services Emergency Team) through Michelle Millar at Health Improvement Scotland, who highlighted the great work that was going on in North Lanarkshire. ASSET, which was set up in February 2012, is based in Coathill Hospital in Coatbridge.

The team is running a Hospital at Home...


Oct 3, 2014

Until his mid 20s Chris White was doing OK: working, married and a decent social life. He began to feel worried and anxious and quickly began to feel he couldn't cope. Between 1995 and 1999 Chris attended a day centre. In the second in our My Life My Way series Michael McEwan of Able Radio talks to Chris about why he...