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

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Aug 27, 2018

A roundtable discussion on Talking Hope, a project exploring to what extent creating safe conversational spaces among diverse stakeholders helps cultivate hope in the context of young people considered to be at high risk.

The conversation involved Katherine Baxter, Research Associate on the project; Natalie Connell,...


Aug 19, 2018

Write to Recovery is celebrating four years in 2018.

Erin Crombie (Group work facilitator) and John McCormack (Project Manager) from the Scottish Recovery Network give an update on the project four years on.

We also hear from Audrey and Dorothea, who share their experiences of using Write to Recovery.

Music Credit: Make...


Aug 13, 2018

In this episode, Michelle Drumm speaks to Ian Welsh, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Alliance.

Ian has been Director of UK Services for the Rehab Group, leading charities working in care, supported employment, rehabilitation and training.

In his time as Chief Executive and Board member of...


Aug 6, 2018

Michael McEwan speaks to Gerry Tougher, Public Engagement Officer at East Renfrewshire Council about Talking Points, a new approach to providing information and support to people in their local communities.

Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes


Aug 6, 2018

In this episode, Michelle from Iriss interviews Trisha Hall, National Director of the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW).

Since coming to Britain from the Netherlands in 1987, Trisha has worked in residential child care in West Yorkshire. After completing a degree in social work in 1993, she then worked...