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.
On Wednesday August 7th, IARS held the second annual Research and Leadership Awards at the Ritzy Cinema in central London. These awards were set up to celebrate, remember and reward young people and their initiatives to overcome some of the worst effects of the riots that took place in the UK two years ago.
Here in the Connected Communities team at the RSA, we put a great deal of work into understanding social networks. We’re interested in finding ways to improve upon and utilise those networks existing within a community in a way that can have positive outcomes on both personal health as well as the social health of our communities overall.
A new app aims to stimulate fresh social connections that inspire improvements in emotional health and wellbeing among disadvantaged and isolated people.
Stronger connections A new digital tool to help people to improve their sense of wellbeing is being developed by the RSA, a prominent think tank, with funding from Nominet Trust.
The Social Mirror app will enable users to measure, visualise and positively change their social connections, helping them to take action to improve their health and wellbeing and to enhance potential feelings of ‘community’.
SLLP set to inspire individuals to get involved in decision-making and social action for their communities
A new project to deliver innovative information technology learning to local residents in Surrey is aiming to create an army of ‘digital citizens’.
With our investment, Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership is launching a three-year project to enable approximately 1,000 local residents who have low qualifications, are out of work or are vulnerable in some way to benefit from the internet, social networking and computers in general. It is hoped the project will help to create ‘digital citizens’ with enhanced employability and life chances.