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Nov 24, 2014

In this episode, Michelle Drumm from Iriss has a conversation with Gill Phillips (the creator of Whose Shoes?®) and Ken Howard (a media ambassador for people with dementia) who were up in Scotland from 20-24 October to attend the European Alzheimer's Conference, and to also run Whose Shoes?® events in Dundee and...

Nov 14, 2014

UCanDoIT teaches people with disabilities how to use computers and the world wide web, including online shopping, banking and social media. Instruction takes place in the learner's own home, on his or her own computer. UCanDoIt boasts a very high success rate. Michael McEwan finds out more from Joyce Jordan.


Nov 14, 2014

The Iriss AGM on 30 October featured guest speaker Angela Morgan, Chief Executive at Includem. Includem provides intensive support services for Scotland's most vulnerable young people. Her presentation was on the question: What does it mean to be a radical? She start from the premise that 'we like young people' and goes...

Nov 13, 2014

On 13 November, attended Discover Care Opinion event to launch, as well as discuss and explore Care Opinion, the sister site to Patient Opinion in Scotland. Care Opinion is an independent site where anyone can share their stories of adult social care or the NHS. We spoke to James Munro, Chief Executive of...