Social Media

The Five Nations Care Forum has just launched its online presence to set out its remit, objectives and plans for the future. The Five Nations Care Forum is an alliance of the professional associations representing the care sector across the UK and Ireland. As well as Care Forum Wales, the…
Are you a young carer, looking after a family member or friend with chronic pain? Pain Concern have recently set up a Young Adult Carers Forum for people aged 16-25 across the UK caring for someone with chronic pain. This Forum offers information, support and companionship, where young carers can…
The term ‘Enterprise Social Network’ is getting bandied about quite a lot of late. It sounds a bit techie, but it’s really not. Enterprise Social Network (ESN) is a term that emcompasses social networking tools and software, some of which are used internally in organisations such as Sharepoint. However, ESNs…
‘Wellbeing is about how things are going for children and young people in their lives’. While the Wellbeing for Young Scots website provides information about what Scottish Government is doing to try and make Scotland the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up, it…
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014

Webwatch - Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life bases its work on the premise that music is for everyone and that it can be used as a powerful tool to improve the lives of people with dementia, either in the early or advanced stages. It encourages families and other caregivers to offer people with dementia…
Friday, 13 Jun, 2014

Webwatch - Write to Recovery

On 12 June 2014, the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) launched its Write to Recovery website at The Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The launch forms part of the organisation’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. It was a very inspiring day that featured guest speakers, Linda Gillard, an acclaimed, self-published fiction writer who…
One of the most significant developments on the Internet of late has been the step change in quality of web-based video. You don’t have to be a geek to appreciate the joy of using the BBC iPlayer - or Channel 4s 4oD – to catch up on a missed episode…
Monday, 12 May, 2014

Webwatch - Matter

Matter is an online community for young adult carers which has been created by Carers Trust. The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health…
Welfare reform has had a significant impact on benefit claimants and the supports that vulnerable people in society receive. Access to quality and consistent information is important in ensuring that people are prepared for any changes they encouter. The British Library has created a portal (website) of social welfare resources,…
Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Webwatch - Pearltrees

Pearltrees is a creative and visual way to save and manage your favourite websites or ‘pearls’ as they are known. ‘Pearls’ - websites, files, photos and notes - can be saved and organised into what’s known as ‘pearltrees’. These ‘trees’ can be created and organised around subjects of interest. For…
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Webwatch - Parents Protect

Child sexual abuse is a not a subject that most people choose to dwell on for very long, however, the reality is that we are living in a world where such abuses can and do occur. Fortunately, there are initiatives doing good work to raise awareness of the issue and…
Care leavers may feel isolated well into adulthood and some have difficulty talking about their childhood, even to close friends and family. To help care leavers overcome these difficulties, the Care Leavers Association has recently invested £3,000 in the relaunch of Care Leavers Reunited. CLR works in much the same…