News and Innovation – Audio Podcast 12

Welcome to our twelfth Podcast , we hope that you enjoy it!

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Last Fortnight Round-Up

This week’s show features #dementiachallengers, digital technology in later life,  doing services differently, online influence, a new framework for evaluating social impact and how social work academics are using social media.

The Healthy Living Club @HLCLC an impressive community resource in Lambeth which has an engaging, inclusive and inspired approach to supporting people with #dementia. @simonaflorio1 @Clairybums

Changing the world of dementia – one tweet at a time @WhoseShoes #dementiachallengers

It’s not about you: the truth about social media marketing@timoreilly

Exploration on digital technology in later life #dtlater led by ‏@davidwilcox and supported by the @nominettrust. The exploration is ongoing, if you were not able to attend you can share their thoughts on the social learning website.

Doing services differently: local innovations for disabled people” a report from @theneweconomics & @scope. This report, presents examples of innovations developed by local authorities and providers that show how services can improve disabled people’s lives.

The Delicate Balance Of Online and Offline Influence @paulbromford with a great quote from @markwschaefer “Your ability to influence comes from what you have to offer”

Evaluation, on the (Cognitive and Digital) Edge @kieronkirkland a framework developed by @nominettrust

How social work academics are using social media to support student learning
Higher Education Academy @HEAcademy

How can the Health and Wellbeing Board in Leeds use Digital and Social Media? @claireOT

Suffolk Council criticised for cancelling Talking Books service for some blind users

A Spotify equivalent for audiobooks? Bring it on…

Ceefax service closes down after 38 years on BBC

The Mindings App on Google Play

#FF (Follow Friday)

Useful Twitter tools

@TwitCleaner to analyse followers and can be very revealing about how people engage on Twitter!

@nutshellmail tracks your social media activity and delivers a summary including new followers & quitters.

@ValaAfshar Chief Customer Officer and CMO, @enterasys – Siemens Enterprise. for his insightful tweets about leadership, management and being a social business.

@karlwilding Head of Policy & Research at @ncvo thoughtful posts and a deep understanding of the impact of public policy and the challenges confronting charities today .

@Info4Practice run by Professor Gary Holden New York University who provides information for social work and social care practice, news, research and scholarship

@MaryBDropBy Founder of DropBy – a friendly, caring and supportive online community for older people.

@TheMarkSadler who is passionate about senior care and runs the website. He’s recently partnered with Revoo to provide their care provider review service.

Forthcoming Events

The National Children and Adult Services Conference 24th – 26th October #NCASC

@ESRC Festival of Social Science 3rd – 10th November 2012

British Library Myths and Realities series: “Our ethnicity and identity – what does it all mean?” Tuesday 13th November

Munch, Poke, Ping! : A conference about Vulnerable Young People and Social Media 19th November Munch Poke Ping is a project run by E-safety and child advocate Stephen Carrick-Davies which explores how excluded and vulnerable young people use social media and mobile technology. @StephenCarrickD

@RLSBcharity Technology Without Limits Designing For the 100%
30th November 2012

#Interactivism Think Kids Pitch Challenge How can we use digital tech to help under 18s get the most of out the internet & stay safe? @FutureGov are looking for great products, projects and prototypes that help children and parents to get the most out of and enjoy the internet, whilst staying safe

Sock Mob a volunteer network engaging with London’s homeless who have supported a unique social enterprise that offers walking tours of London, led by homeless/ formerly homeless guides where the lion’s share of the income goes directly to the guides. Unseen Tours bring an entertaining and poignant walk with professionally coached homeless guides, offering historical but also unexplored glimpses of the city, as perceived through the lens of homelessness. @UnseenTours


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