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Care leavers videos on Social care TV

A series of videos which document care leavers telling their stories about being in care, as well as the making of the care leavers stories project.

Digital stories from the field

Digital storytelling programme of National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections in United States, to promote continuous improvement in the delivery of child welfare services. The stories include young adult, worker, parent and family perspectives.

Social work students

Resources that support the core curriculum for social work education and training: communication skills, participation, assessment, law and social work, human growth and development.

Children, food and care (IRISS Insights, no. 22)

Paper that reviews the evidence about how food practices affect children in different care settings, drawing heavily from the experience of children in foster and residential care.

Food for Thought project

The Food for Thought project was an ESRC funded project to explore the ways in which food is used symbolically by children, foster carers and residential staff. It looks at how food may stand for thoughts, beliefs and feelings and how these can be better understood and harnessed in the care of children.

The webiste contains training materials and tools for relfecting on food pratices.  The resources will:

Autism: telling a story through video

Details in a step by step format how IRISS helped Liam, a 20-year old with autism, create a video CV in order to demonstrate how someone with autism might better present their skills.

Scottish Recovery Network: stories

Recovery stories submitted to the Scottish Recovery Network. They are searchable by topic.

Personal stories

A series of written stories that illustrate how the divide between health and social care affects people's lives. They have been included in the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care call for evidence.

The Waiting Room: storytelling project

A location-based (US) social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content. This cultural data – video, data visualisations, photographs and text – is collected in the waiting room by creating frameworks for sharing that range from anonymous expressions of feeling to deeper storytelling.

The primary aim of the resource is to uncover the needs of underserved patients at a moment when the role of the 'safety net' is being debated both in America and abroad.

Patient Voices

Patient Voices digital stories use video, audio, still images and music to convey patients', carers', practitioners' and managers' own stories in a unique way. They are intended to touch the hearts of managers, clinicians and others striving to improve the quality of health and social care. Workshops are increasingly being used to engage with, and evidence outputs from, the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and patient engagement agendas, together with being used to provide qualitative evidence of the patient experience.