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Apr 30, 2019

Michael McEwan, our roving reporter on disability issues, chats to Ruth Foster, a tutor at Waterbaby Arts and two of the dancers involved in the Dirty Feet programme, Sandy and Maureen Graham.

We hear about the work of Waterbaby Arts and the experiences of Sandy and Maureen.

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Apr 11, 2019

On World Social Work Day, Michelle Drumm interviews David Williams, Chief Officer of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.

David qualified as a social worker in 1988 and worked for two years in Easterhouse and then for seven years in Drumchapel as a social worker and senior social worker.

He subsequently held...


Apr 5, 2019

On 11 March, Stuart Muirhead from Iriss hosted a group discussion on the Duty of Candour with representatives from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), the Care Inspectorate and Care Concern Group.

We hear more about the Duty of Candour provisions which set...


Mar 26, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy is a driving and companion service for anyone who requires transport on a one-off or regular basis.

Melanie Harper started driving her aunt to appointments in Havelock North, New Zealand. In 2008, Melanie and her husband Jack started thinking about providing the service on a broader scale across New...


Mar 19, 2019

Michelle Drumm interviews Ben Farrugia, Director of Social Work Scotland.

Ben held a variety of policy roles down in London (with a particular interest in education and children's services). In 2009, he moved up to Scotland to work in the government’s Looked After Children team and in 2011 moved to the University of...