About IRIS Project

Who we are

The Iris Project logo

The IRIS Project is a one-stop shop offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities based in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The project is coordinated by Futures, Advice, Skills and Employment, a social enterprise with its roots in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Futures Advice Skills and Employment are an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ social enterprise at the forefront of providing expert information, advice and guidance. This includes jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships to support young people and adults into work and training. Based in Nottingham they deliver services across the East Midlands and areas in central and eastern parts of England.

Futures has a long history of supporting the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to make the most out of life, they have worked in partnership with the local authorities for over 25 years. Delivering support services to schools including mainstream, special and independent schools, is something Futures has always done in conjunction with supporting young people not in education, employment or training.

What we do

The IRIS Project has three elements:

  1. The Ask IRIS website,
  2. A quarterly magazine,
  3. A monthly e-newsletter

We support the co-ordination of a database of disabled children across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham (information given voluntary by families).

Our aim is to empower families of children with disabilities to have a voice in order to change and shape future services in the County and City.