This briefing argues that support given as social care can help improve health and reduce health disadvantage. Improving access to social care interventions is therefore important to any strategy for reducing health inequality. The concept of health inequalities refers to the avoidable health disadvantage people experience as a result of adverse social factors, such as lack of economic or social capital, or marginalisation. People with higher socio-economic position in society have better life chances and more opportunities to flourish. They also have better health.
Introduction and welcome from Alison Petch, Director of IRISS, followed by keynote speech by Adam Ingram MSP.
Andy Gibson speaks about digital disruption - whether the era of mass-produced services is over.
Janice Galloway reading, and in conversation with Professor Sandy Cameron, Chair of IRISS Strategic Board and of the Parole Board.
A trio of short presentations highlighting IRISS's current work.