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Feb 7, 2019

The People-led Policy Panel is a group of people who are working together to reform adult social care support in Scotland. The initiative is supported by Scottish Government.

Michelle from Iriss has a conversation with Deirdre Henderson, People-led Policy Officer at Inclusion Scotland about the set up, aims and...


Nov 26, 2018

Co-production Week (#CoProWeekScot) was held from the 19-25 November and provided an opportunity to learn, discuss and celebrate how co-production puts people and communities at the heart of the support and services they're part of.

Iriss.fm spoke to Sam Jordan from the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) about...


Mar 7, 2018

On 7 March, 2018, around 50 delegates joined Iriss for a day of discussion and talks. The theme of the day was to explore how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities. It was a chance to identify the unique challenges facing...


Feb 19, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of recordings on the topic of co-production and improvement methodology. Shaun Maher, Improvement Advisor at Healthcare Improvement Scotland, gives his views on co-production and improvement methodology and details the work he has been involved in which combines the two approaches.

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Feb 11, 2015

This is the final episode in a series of five on the subject of co-production and improvement methodology. Susan Hannah, Head of Improvement - Raising Attainment for All, speaks about the improvement work she has been involved in. She began her career in the health sector and now focuses on applying...