Josie

Working across sectors: arts and social care

After an encounter with some goats and successfully escaping a multi-story car park on route from sunny Dunkeld to Dundee, I eventually arrived at the Discovery Point centre overlooking the Tay. There, I was joining people from the arts, social care, education, justice, health and youth services to explore collaboration. The question for the day was ‘how …

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Project Springboard

Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes.  Done well, the co-production process can support organisations and individuals become agents for change. This free resource builds on the work included in the co-production project planner. It is designed …

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On being ‘human exhibits’ at Fire Starter launch

Myself and Ali Jones from Iriss set off on a cold January morning to celebrate the launch of ;Firestarter Festival 2019. Fire Starter Festival is a two-week festival of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform ourselves, our organisations and the wider system. The theme was ‘designing’ …

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Using the planner to navigate tricky conversations

Hello from Govan Community Project! My name is Tilly and I’m the project coordinator for our Participatory Action Research (PAR) project. PAR is a collaborative form of research, based around breaking down the hierarchy between “professional researcher” and the unprofessional “researched subject”. This “researched subject” is often groups of people, and often groups of marginalised …

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How to: Use tools to enhance engagement in social services

The Co-production planner includes a suite of facilitation tools that you can use in co-production projects. Iriss produced a publication in 2016 about using tools in social services, it is a really useful introduction to tools and is nicely illustrated too! This Iriss On… is the result of collaboration between Iriss and the Leapfrog project …

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Co-producing Cultural Competency: Working with the Govanhill Roma Community

About the project This three-month project was inspired by the Iriss Insight exploring social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers. The Insight highlighted the need for state agencies including those involved in health, social care and social work, to incorporate culturally competent practice into their services to Scottish Gypsy Travellers. …

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