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May 10, 2022

How do we help people live their lives as they want? How can we commission services in a more ethical and person-centred way?

The Gwynedd social care team and local health board in Wales have been changing how home care has been commissioned and delivered. They’ve created a model that moves away from ‘time...


Apr 19, 2022

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022 takes place from 2 until 8 May, and the theme for this year is ‘We all have human rights’.

Michael McEwan speaks to Libby Clement and Oonagh Brown from the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) about the theme, its importance and what's happening over...


Mar 8, 2022

ENABLE Works helps people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment to obtain and sustain rewarding employment.

What are some of the barriers and what is the current situation for disabled people seeking employment?

Michael McEwan speaks to Lianne Williams, Depute Director at ENABLE Scotland, and Mark...


Feb 21, 2022

In November 2021, Iriss held event that explored how to shape and support independent, inclusive living for people.

Our guest speaker was Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, an artist, filmmaker and activist. She was nominated one of the 30, most inspirational women in Scotland under the age of 30 in 2017, and was Muscular...


Feb 9, 2022

For disabled people, what has been the learning from the Covid-19 pandemic? And what now needs to happen to ensure better lives? 

Michael McEwan, a reporter on disability issues, speaks to Health Journalist and Broadcaster, Pennie Taylor about the history of care and support for people with disabilities, the impact...