A new digital initiative in Sussex aims to work with young people to ease their sense of isolation, leading to benefits for the community as a whole.
Run by Action in rural Sussex with the University of Brighton and supported by Nominet Trust, the “Community 21” project will see young people being supported and trained in the co-design, development and use of apps that can eventually be used by the wider population. The project hopes the use of appropriate technology will help to improve young people’s involvement in community consultation.
Today, the Government’s Youth and Community Engagement Champion, Shaun Bailey, will unveil three new digital services to help young people have a voice and overcome the vicious ‘no experience –no employment’ cycle, at an event at the Design Council.
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 ageing population brings with it a rise in the concentration of assets that people in later life can bring to a community: wisdom, experience, perspective and a wide range of skill sets and capacities.
It’s a tough job market out there. Many young people are faced with the same problem – employers need people with experience. How do you get this experience without getting a job? How do you get a job without experience?
Volunteering is a great way to get experience and add to your skills but how do you demonstrate that to prospective employers?
The Intellectual Property (IP) rests AND REMAINS with the applicant for projects supported by Nominet Trust. THIS INCLUDES IP GENERATED WITH NOMINET TRUST FUNDING. The only restrictions we have around IP are part of our funding agreement and state that projects we support are BOUND not to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party as part of their work.
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.