Over 30% of children under the age of 13 say they have a facebook profile. We know from talking to teachers and children this number is much higher. Schools are increasingly having to deal with issues which begin online, within social networking sites. The traditional approach of locking down access to the internet no longer works as children increasingly access the internet via mobile devices and in unmoderated enviroments.
Alzheimer's Society has been extremely fortunate to have received a grant from Nominet Trust to support our exciting online behavioural therapy pilot project for people with dementia and their carers. We are due to publicise and go live with the trial very soon and look forward to promoting this with Nominet Trust over the coming months. This project has the potential to have a huge impact on the way carers of people with dementia access timely and accurate information and support in their demanding caring role. The support that Nominet Trust have provided throughout
Like all social investors, Nominet Trust wants to find satisfying and consistent ways to describe the value created through the funds we distribute. Data - open, big and otherwise - is a central component in this process, but how do we determine what, amongst the expanding vastness of the counted and the countable, really counts?
Active Citizens is a part of Windmill Hill City Farm’s Community Programmes.
The purpose of Active Citizens is to use the internet to help people connect with local issues and each other. By doing so we hope to support people connecting with each other in 'the real world'.
We are developing volunteering projects for everyone to get involved in at the farm, supporting people to develop their own volunteer projects and supporting volunteering opportunities within the local and wider community.
The welfare reforms planned for April 2013 are a big upheaval. For housing associations this could mean rent loss, increasing arrears and constraints on future income growth.
In order to avert these risks, landlords will need to better understand their tenants. Resource allocation will have to be more targeted and more business intelligence (e.g. customer profiling) will be needed.
As not all tenants will be affected in the same way, housing associations will need to have in place improved systems for sharing information and identifying those who need help.
In a flourishing digital era, some people may find it difficult to believe that so many people still struggle to get themselves online. Smart phones, andriod tablets and Pc's continue to drop in price and it may seem that everyone in the street owns one. Unfortunately for many people living in areas most affected by deprivation, the need of the internet and the knowledge of how to use such an extensive tool can be lacking and other needs take priority.
The Connect projecthas been running at GRCC in Gloucestershire since April 2011. The aim of the project is to get people 55 years or older online. So far we have helped over 350 people with a team of volunteers who have visited people at thier homes or in community buildings during group sessions.
iPads can be used in guided reminiscence sessions to give a more enhanced personal experience to care home residents. When I'm out and about, if I happen to spot something happening in places of historical interest, I film it on the iPad (keeping it as still as possible). Then, when I meet people who may have spent time in that place, I show them the footage.
I filmed a couple of minutes of the ship The Balmoral coming into port at Bristol harbour entrance last week.