The end of Stirchley Community Centre and some fab social reporting.
We’ve been working to get local volunteers and local officers sharing the changes around Stirchley Baths. A couple of peopl we taught with out social media surgeries di some cracking social reporting of the last days of the Stirchley Community Centre (closed down because of a Tesco development and being moved to the Stirchley baths site when the work there is done:
Here a link with plenty of videos from Stirchley. And here’s a video of the Stirchley Stitchers created by the brilliant Jess Allen – who’s natural social reporter.
Bishops Castle and Household Energy, homeless young people and women in Wolverhampton!
Steph has been all over this week – helping out some people starting a social enterprise in Bishops Castle – the Household Energy Service - and also a group of women as part of the work we’ve been doing with Women of Wolverhampton. Lloyd Davis has been an loved extension of Podnosh with our work with the Foyer Federation in Stratford, East London. Some young people in the E15 Foyer have started a site about life in East London (after a good discussion about ways to build stronger relationships with the local community and potential employers) – although we’ve still to crack the business of getting them publishing between out visits!.
Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery
We worked with fbec a good while a go to help them get a site set up which gave them control over what they could publish. We also supported them with a number of sessions of one to one help to encourage them to share useful material and share it often. Sometimes you look away and hope things stick. I looked back today and can see how often they’re publishing now – simple things like a notice for the AGM – or a report on a visit from the Lord Mayor. I wonder if they’ll be bold enough to liveblog their AGM?
How much does it cost to look after people?
Lesley Curtis of the Personal Social services Research Unit in Kent has published this research on the Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2013> Only available as a pdf – would be much more useful if the data were available as a spreadsheet. Potentially useful for Paul Bradshaw’s Help Me Investigate Health.