Paralympian peer and disability rights campaigner Tanni Grey-Thompson is urging people to get involved with Go ON Gold, a new national initiative which aims to raise awareness of the obstacles faced by people with disabilities in accessing computers and the internet – and help remedy them.
Congratulations to the University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) who have been shortlisted for the Improving Care with Technology category of the Health Service Journal 2012 Awards.
The nomination is for the DSDC’s Online Virtual Care Home which was officially launched by broadcaster Sally Magnusson in March 2012.
How do you make a masterplan for evaluation into a reality? (If you haven’t read the evaluation master plan – you’re missing out - it’s here.)
We’re asking our upcoming Digital Edge project partners to use ‘micro-narrative’ approach to evaluation to understand how their work brings about change (I know – sounds fancy doesn’t it?). In the spirit of openness this blog is partly so that everyone we’re working with can know what all these strange triangles and requests for stories are trying to do. On the other hand, for anyone who is thinking of using storytelling evaluation in their work, this might help you on your journey.
Part of the reason no one’s cracked measuring social value is that it doesn’t exist as an objective ‘thing’. Value is inherently subjective, so it’s no surprise that project leads, partners and funders all fight over particular measures. Really they’re all just fighting over measuring what they think matters the most.
A new web-based programme seeks to engage with vulnerable and marginalised young people.
Addressing the issues that affect young people’s lives Through the creation of a web-based programme this inspiring project provides an innovative, interactive and relevant means of engaging young people by raising topics and issues that are consistently present in their lives. As a result, the literacy skills of marginalised and disaffected young people, will improve and they will be more likely to re-engage in learning.
Social investor, Nominet Trust, has today announced that they have approved funding for five new projects in their latest funding round.
All of the projects demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through the innovative use of digital technologies.
The largest single investment in this round has been awarded to Slivers of Time. They have had £250,000 funding approved to extend the reach of their online platform that gives people the opportunity to make their spare hours count and build up valuable work experience.