The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust is gunning for a step change in social housing’s use of data by launching Housing Data Everything, the largest-ever housing dataset.
Increasing transparency Most of our most vulnerable groups, people on low-income living on pensions and benefits, live in social housing – and the housing sector delivers a huge social impact for them. But while it would have much to gain in terms of service delivery, transparency, accountability, and increased impact from using it better, housing lags massively behind other sectors in terms of digital capability.
Eleven teams complete intensive mentoring programme to win significant investment and ongoing business support
11th September 2013
London 11 September, 2013 – Eleven winners of the Tech for Good Challenge have today been unveiled as England’s most innovative and disruptive early-stage ventures whose imaginative use of digital technology promises to have a profound impact on the future life chances of young people.
This challenge forms part of Big Issue Invest and Nominet Trust’s commitment to turning the traditional funding and CSR model on its head by ensuring corporations truly engage with the ventures in which they are investing.
myGOSH will provide free entertainment and access to information for patients and their families in Great Ormond Street Hospital
Opening communications myGOSH is a digital environment that will provide free entertainment, communication tools and medical information for many of the 220,000 children who receive treatment at GOSH each year and their families. Currently, patients and their parents endure frequently long and stressful spells in hospital without access in the internet, preventing them from communicating with friends, family and work, enjoying online entertainment, or even being able to research the child’s medical condition.
Go ON Gold, our major national campaign to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing computers, the internet and the digital age, is coming to its formal end.
Funded generously by Nominet Trust for 18 months, our funding period came to an end on 30 August and we are now winding down our activities - which have included making videos, collating resources online for all relevant audiences and building a big partnership network to promote the campaign.
Elderberry to prototype a user-friendly web and mobile messaging service.
Elderberry is a digital platform that connects the generations through play and learning, making it easy and enjoyable for older family members to share their knowledge and experience in ways children aged 3 to 8 will love and learn from.
Nominet Trust funding will enable Elderberry to prototype the service so tomorrow’s grandparents can play a more active part in their little ones’ lives, with the obvious benefits to both.
Documenting young people's mental health service experiences.
Improving mental health services Blackburn Youth Zone plan to let young people tell their own stories of mental health through a new emotional fitness tool. Poor mental health among young people is at close to epidemic levels in the UK: close to a million children have a mental health disorder and levels of depression in 15 and 16 year olds doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s.
Digital Youth Academy to create a new qualification recognising digital skills.
Youth Web Builders is a new project which aims to create a new qualification and set of resources in web design and development which will give young people formal digital skills and direct experience in the workplace, while helping UK SMEs and charities get online in the process.
Task Squad to help young people access short-term work via mobile app.
Accessing work The current economic climate is having a disproportionate impact on young people: with 21%, or 1M 16-24 year olds, without work. vInspired research shows only 22% of young people have used ‘traditional’ temping agencies. 50% have found work online and are prepared to use new solutions to find work, and 72% are interested in using a mobile app to find work.