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Jul 10, 2018

Roddy Samson, Kate Burton and Karen Carrick. A roundtable discussion on the embedding of welfare advisers in health and social care services, as an effective response to the impact of welfare reform.

The discussion involved Kate Burton, Public Health Practitioner at Scottish Public Health Network; Roddy Samson, Welfare...


Apr 22, 2014

Iriss and CCPS - the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland - collaborated on an ESRC funded research project to investigate the impact of welfare reform on third sector social and housing care providers in Scotland.

The results of this project were shared at a workshop on the 23rd of April 2014 in...


Oct 8, 2013

To mark Challenge Poverty Week 2013 (13-19 October), Iriss hosted a roundtable discussion on the subject of welfare reform. The motion was: "The effects of welfare reform on practice and practitioners: How can we continue to deliver positive services?" The discussion was chaired by Fiona McHardy, Community...


Aug 19, 2013

Iriss hosted a public debate on the subject of welfare reform to mark Learning Disability Week 2013. It was held on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 in Glasgow and was attended by over 50 people. The motion for the debate was: 'Welfare reform will mean that people with learning disabilities will be pushed further into...


Mar 27, 2013

Iain Ferguson, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at University of the West of Scotland, gives his inaugural lecture on the impact of welfare reform on people's lives, and argues that a different kind of social work is required to respond to the crisis. It was recorded on 27 March 2013.

Crisis, austerity and the...