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

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

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

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Episodes

Near Me in social services: digital inclusion

2/25/2021
Near Me in Social Services is a project Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me team and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. The project is producing new evidence around the priorities, enablers and challenges of using video consulting in social services. Iriss has supported five services to participate in a rapid Quality Improvement cycle to start using Near Me; provided light touch improvement support to...

Duration:00:14:07

My Support My Choice

2/23/2021
My Support My Choice is a research project led jointly by the Health and Social Care ALLIANCE and Self Directed Support Scotland and funded by Scottish Government, with the aim of understanding people’s experiences of Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland. Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received self-directed support (SDS) or had been assessed in the previous 12 months – took part in this research. The full report, as well thematic reports have now been...

Duration:00:35:44

Moral distress in residential child care

2/15/2021
Dan Johnson, Clinical Director at Kibble interviews Neil McMillan, an Executive Director at Kibble on the topic of moral distress in residential child care. The conversation defines the concept, provides examples of it, and suggestions for how to support workers who experience moral distress. More broadly it explores the impact of the system on the practice of residential child care. Transcript of episode. Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:43:59

Near Me in social services: tools and techniques for remote communication

2/3/2021
Near Me in Social Services is a project Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me team and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. The project is producing new evidence around the priorities, enablers and challenges of using video consulting in social services. Iriss has supported five services to participate in a rapid Quality Improvement cycle to start using Near Me; provided light touch improvement support to...

Duration:00:21:43

Near Me in social services: an introduction

2/2/2021
Near Me in Social Services is a project Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me team and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. The project is producing new evidence around the priorities, enablers and challenges of using video consulting in social services. Iriss has supported five services to participate in a rapid Quality Improvement (QI) cycle to start using Near Me; provided light touch improvement support to...

Duration:00:14:15

Sight Scotland Veterans

1/26/2021
Sight Scotland Veterans has been around since 1915, and offers support across Scotland to veterans of the Armed Forces who need support to adapt to sight loss. Michael McEwan speaks to Alison Cairns, Practice Lead fo the outreach team, about the work of the organisation. Transcript of episode. Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:14:53

Rural social work: what is it and why is it unique?

1/19/2021
Colin Turbett, author of the Iriss Insight, Rural social work in Scotland; and Jane Pye, Senior Teaching Associate of Social Work at the University of Lancaster, outline what rural social work is and what makes it unique. These presentations were given at a webinar held in December 2020, to provide an opportunity to discuss the unique potential of rural social work, the opportunities it brings, and just why it is worthy of celebration. It takes into account issues arising from the...

Duration:00:54:20

Kinections: what community means for those in care homes

1/12/2021
Kinections was a three-year collaborative research project, working with care homes across East Ayrshire to explore what community means for people who live, work and visit care homes, with a particular focus on the experiences of people living with dementia. We had a conversation with Edel Roddy, the project lead at UWS and Dr Anna Jack-Waugh from the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. The project was a My Home Life Scotland initiative, led by a team of researchers at the...

Duration:00:27:46

How 'essential visitor' status can support families

12/22/2020
The first findings of a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents, have been published. The research, titled Creative Covid Care, highlights the relationship-based and creative practices used to support communication and connection while visiting restrictions have been in place. This rapid research project, funded by the Chief Scientists Office at Scottish Government, has been led by the University of Edinburgh with partners from University...

Duration:00:16:18

Impact of lockdown on care home relatives

12/18/2020
Presents the first findings of a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents. The research, titled Creative Covid Care, highlights the relationship-based and creative practices used to support communication and connection while visiting restrictions have been in place. This rapid research project, funded by the Chief Scientists Office at Scottish Government, has been led by the University of Edinburgh with partners from University of...

Duration:00:28:25

Care experience and mental health

11/24/2020
Thomas Bartlett and Casey Armstrong, two care experienced young people, talk openly about the subject of mental health as part of a project titled the ‘Mental health and care experienced children and young people: a partnership for change’. The project seeks to improve understanding and practice in relation to care experienced young people’s mental health. A training workshop has been developed, aimed at students and professionals in residential child care, social care and social work which...

Duration:00:23:35

Neatebox

11/11/2020
Neatebox provides smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day. An example is an award-winning free app which allows people to use their mobile phone to push buttons at doors and pedestrian crossings safely and with more confidence. Michael McEwan speaks to Gavin Neate, the founder of the company about the products they provide. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:20:21

Challenge Poverty Week 2020

11/2/2020
Challenge Poverty Week was held between 5- 11 October this year. The week aims to raise a unified voice against poverty and calls for a more just and equal Scotland. We spoke to Suzi Murning, Campaigns Officer at The Poverty Alliance to find out about the history of Challenge Poverty Week, its purpose and the activities and impact of the campaign for this year. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:35:11

Your Options Understood: Danielle Farrel

10/21/2020
Your Options Understood (Y.O.U) is an organisation that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability and to show that having a disability does not necessarily mean that individuals cannot live an independent life. Michael McEwan has a conversation with Danielle to find out more about the organisation. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream...

Duration:00:18:50

MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid: Lena Dominelli

10/7/2020
Lena Dominelli is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling and Chair of the IASSW Committee. Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss had a conversation with her about the new MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid at University of Stirling, why this matters and what it means for social work. Lena also shares her hopes for the future of the social work profession. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:50:19

Passion4Social

9/22/2020
Passion4Social is a web and graphic design agency which creates sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities, or long-term health conditions, which contribute to their feelings of inclusion, health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Michael McEwan speaks to Thiago Carmo, Marketing Manager and Senior Designer, about the work of the agency. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:21:21

Trauma-informed practice at Kibble

9/9/2020
Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise that empowers young people through care, education and support. In March of this year we spoke to Dan Johnson, Clinical Director and Forensic Psychologist; and William Howden, a children and young people’s care worker, about the charity's trauma-informed model of care and how it makes a difference to the lives of those they support. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:30:38

Experiences of working on the frontline with a disability

8/19/2020
What are the experiences of those with disabilities working on the frontline during Covid-19? Michael McEwan interviews Scott Kennedy, Lynn Murdoch and David Ross, who speak about how they've continued to provide care and support, despite the challenging circumstances. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:17:17

The impact of Covid-19 on disability sports

8/4/2020
The 2020 Paralympic Games were due to be held in Tokyo this year over August and September, but have been rescheduled for 2021. How has this affected the organisations and athletes involved? Michael McEwan gets perspectives from Gavin Macleod, Chief Executive of Scottish Disability Sport; and Stephen McGuire, an athlete for Boccia UK who was due to participate in this year's games. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

Duration:00:18:39

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history: Davie Donaldson

7/21/2020
June was Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which aims aims to celebrate the diverse ways these communities have contributed to life in the UK, as well as amplify their voices in the telling of history and dispel some of the myths to tackle the ongoing prejudice these communities still face. Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss had a conversation with Davie Donaldson, a Scottish Traveller and graduate of Aberdeen University who has an interest in culture and community relations and is the...

Duration:00:50:07