Social Media

Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Webwatch - Storify

Networking and participating at events can help us learn new skills and keep up to date with what’s happening in our area of interest. Social media is increasingly being used as a way for people to be social at events and to have conversations with others about projects and resources…
Thursday, 5 Feb, 2015

Webwatch - Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future is a partnership project of IRISS and Scottish Care dedicated to inspiring better outcomes for older people by working with providers from the independent sector. The project worked with care homes and care at home providers in four areas - Argyll and Bute, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire…
Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2015

Webwatch - Great Minders

Great Minders is a new online platform which connects elderly people with DBS cleared local carers for general care and companionship. The service is designed to offer elderly or vulnerable people the option of sourcing a local carer to help with chores around the house, driving to a doctors appointment…
Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Webwatch - Skills for Health

Skills for Health has announced the launch of their new website which aims to increase ease of use and access for users. The site has had a total makeover using clear imagery and bold signposted sections to aid navigation and ensure users are directed easily and quickly to their area…
At IRISS we believe that innovation is not a practice reserved for ‘the creative’ or ‘the experts’ and that people innovate all the time. We focus on how to blend and adapt ideas to support social innovation and on how we need to accept risk and failure as central components…
An innovative new online tool has been launched by the Scottish Government to help people improve their mental wellbeing. Ginsberg is a free website which allows people to track their mood and find out how it is affected by their physical actions. This could be how much alcohol they have…
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Webwatch - Menus Count in Care

A brand new site has been launched to help care homes and providers plan healthy menus for service-users in Wales. ‘Menus Count in Care’ is aimed at nursing and residential homes and is a project developed by Torfaen Council and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. It aims to raise the…
Thursday, 27 Nov, 2014

Webwatch - Care Opinion

Care and support is something all of us will receive at some point in our lives. However, our experiences of that care are likely to vary. Some of them will be good and perhaps even excellent, and some might be unsatisfactory and disappointing. Opportunities to express opinions about these good…
Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Webwatch - Community Catalysts

Community Catalysts is a Community Interest Company established in January 2010 by and working in close partnership with the charity Shared Lives Plus, an organisation that promotes the effective provision of accommodation, care and support for vulnerable adults within very small-scale family and community settings. Community Catalysts works to harness…
Face-to-face meetings can be hard on resources. Often there’s just not the time or the money to bring people together. This is especially true for those working in rural areas or those who need to communicate with others in regional offices. Therefore, people need to be more creative about how…
The government has recently launched the MyNHS website, which brings together a variety of important health and care system transparency data. Visitors to the site will be able to find links to existing data on patient safety, efficiency, service quality, public health, social care commissioning and hospital food standards, all…
My Home Life (MHL) was originally a project set up in 2006 by the National Care Forum (an organisation that represents not-for-profit care homes) and Help the Aged. It was established to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people through…