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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.

    New Routes Home

    New Routes Home

    New Routes Home is a partnership of interested individuals and organisations across Scotland who campaign for the right of all people with disabilities to have their own home and to have meaningful choices around where they live, and who (if anyone) lives with them. This includes having choices around how support is organised and directed.
    Michael McEwan speaks to Alastair Minty from In Control Scotland about the campaign.
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 17 min
    The role of technology in rural social work

    The role of technology in rural social work

    Is technology the answer for rural social work? 
    Jane Pye, Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. explores the potential benefits of using technology, for social workers and people who live rurally and use services.
    She also considers the dangers of suggesting that the use of technology is the answer to the challenges of working with rural and remote people and diverse communities.
    This presentation was recorded at an event held on 4 May 2022.
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 31 min
    Changing how homecare is commissioned and delivered

    Changing how homecare is commissioned and delivered

    How do we help people live their lives as they want? How can we commission services in a more ethical and person-centred way?
    The Gwynedd social care team and local health board in Wales have been changing how home care has been commissioned and delivered. They’ve created a model that moves away from ‘time and task’ to one that is more person- and relationship-centred.
    Meilys Heulfryn-Smith, Programme Lead of Community Transformation at Gwynedd Council and Alison Hughes, Manager at Gofal Seibiant Care tell us about their work and experiences in Wales.
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 31 min
    We all have human rights

    We all have human rights

    Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022 takes place from 2 until 8 May, and the theme for this year is ‘We all have human rights’.
    Michael McEwan speaks to Libby Clement and Oonagh Brown from the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) about the theme, its importance and what's happening over the week. 
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 18 min
    Enable Works

    Enable Works

    ENABLE Works helps people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment to obtain and sustain rewarding employment.
    What are some of the barriers and what is the current situation for disabled people seeking employment?
    Michael McEwan speaks to Lianne Williams, Depute Director at ENABLE Scotland, and Mark Cuff, who speaks about his experiences of seeking and sustaining employment.
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 22 min
    A new model of support for independent living

    A new model of support for independent living

    In November 2021, Iriss held event that explored how to shape and support independent, inclusive living for people.
    Our guest speaker was Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, an artist, filmmaker and activist. She was nominated one of the 30, most inspirational women in Scotland under the age of 30 in 2017, and was Muscular Dystrophy UK Campaigner of the Year in 2018.
    Kiana gives her views from her own personal experiences of how we can move forward with independent living support, and how to get it right for everyone.
    Transcript of episode.
    Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.

    • 21 min

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