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Jun 12, 2020

Celia Sweeney cares for her son Paul who has one of the rarest brain diseases in the world.
To mark Carer's Week, she very kindly gave us her time to tell us about her situation during the Covid-19 pandemic - the challenges of caring, as well as the opportunities and what she believes needs to...

Jun 9, 2020

Michael McEwan speaks to three carers: Alex Davis, a full-time carer for her son; Frank McGowan who cares for his older brother; and Liz Carson, who cares for her son. 

Each person tells us about their experiences of caring in lockdown. 

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Nov 26, 2019

Get into Care is a recruitment campaign that supports less advantaged young people to work in the care sector. It is a partnership of Crossreach and the Prince's Trust Scotland.

Corrine Morrison-Gillies, Head of HR Operations and People Development at Crossreach spoke to Iriss about this award winning programme....

Nov 12, 2019

Dorothy Neriah is a a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh who is conducting research on rethinking how we understand, evaluate and undertake foster carer recruitment.

Michelle from Iriss had a conversation with her about how she came to focus on this topic, current practice in foster carer recruitment, and the...

Sep 13, 2016

Don Williamson, ISBA President, explains the background to the biennial ISBA conference that was held 13–15 September 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The theme was 'Unlocking the potential of short breaks'.

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