About the project

Over the past year, Iriss has been working with the new Health and Social Care Standards Implementation Team, and The Care Inspectorate, to build an evidence base that bridges the new Standards with practice in a variety of settings.  The first stage of this project aims to work with organisations that offer care at home services for older people.

To support this approach, in July 2017 Iriss put a call out to the sector to recruit project partners from local authorities, who would be able to support organising action learning groups with local stakeholders. As a result of this call out, East Renfrewshire HSCP and Perth and Kinross Council were chosen to be part of the partnership team. Both were selected, due to their commitment to exploring what it means to experience compassion and human rights in professional care relationships and their ability to recruit organisations who work in care at home setting with older people in their locality.

Partnership meetings

After a period of scoping and planning in 2017, in 2018 a year-long set of partnership meetings have been set up in Perth and Kinross and East Renfrewshire. These meetings will aim to offer those working in the area of care at home, the opportunity to come together to share practical and lived experience of working with the new Standards. In these meetings, we aim to invite a range of multidisciplinary agencies, to promote connected planning throughout the social and healthcare services.

Benefits of being part of the partnership

By contributing to the project, stakeholders and partners will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore, understand and implement the new Standards with support from project partners and their peer group
  • To test implementing the Standards into current practice
  • Develop stronger relationships with key stakeholders, modelling partnership processes
  • Explore the application of compassionate relationships in practice

Sharing learning and outcomes

Throughout the year, we will share our learning through a range of platforms, these include:

  • Monthly updates on this blog
  • Through Iriss social media platforms
  • Two wider sector events (dates TBC)
  • A final output tool which will capture our learning from the year