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

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Oct 17, 2018

On 18 October 2018, Iriss hosted a discussion about Shared Lives, a community based model of social care, where adults that need support move in with, or regularly visit, an approved Shared Lives carer. This is with the aim of supporting the individual to share family and community life. It also reduces social...


Jan 20, 2015

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 fifth discussion - 'Is technology an enabler or...


Dec 1, 2014

Fit for the Future is a project dedicated to inspiring better outcomes for older people in Scotland by working with providers from the independent sector. This is a round-table reflection on the work in Argyll and Bute. The project brought together providers, commissioners and key strategic leads in local authority and...


Nov 13, 2014

On 13 November, Iriss.fm 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...


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...