If we go digital will we still achieve our mission?

November 19, 2020

By Rebecca White, CEO, Your Own Place

This is the fourth in the blog & vlog series ‘ Our Digital Lockdown Journey ’ exploring how organisations have managed to continue providing vital services when Covid-19 restrictions have...

Read More

Keeping everyone safe when you move online

November 6, 2020

By Rebecca White, CEO, Your Own Place

This is the third in the blog & vlog series ‘ Our Digital Lockdown Journey ’ exploring how organisations have managed to continue providing vital services when Covid-19 restrictions have ...

Read More

The impact of going digital on the team

October 20, 2020

By Rebecca White, CEO, Your Own Place

This is the second in a new blog & vlog series ‘ Our Digital Lockdown Journey ’ exploring how organisations have managed to continue providing vital services when Covid-19 restrictions ha...

Read More

Community and Voluntary Sector involvement in Community Planning – An agile and flexible approach needed

October 16, 2020

by Kim Weir, Community Planning Officer at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Appropriate and timely Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) input is key to ensuring Community Planning continues to direct and influence strategic direction in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Counci...

Read More

Learning from lockdown: 12 steps to eliminate digital exclusion

October 15, 2020

Written by Georgina Bowyer, Anna Grant and Douglas White

It is time to act on digital exclusion.  Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the scale of digital exclusion in the UK has been exposed and exacerbated beyond previous understanding. In response, new ini...

Read More

Addressing the “infodemic” through a focus on online system design

October 14, 2020

By Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex, William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

The design of online platforms and services shapes the information environment that users experience. That principle has underlined the development of our proposal for a statutory duty of care for onl...

Read More

The impact of Covid-19 on social care in Scotland

October 12, 2020

James Fletcher, Director, ARC Scotland

In this guest blog, James Fletcher, Director ARC Scotland , responds to the Trust’s Guiding principles for an Enabling State , and considers how Covid-19 has accelerated change in social ...

Read More

Going digital or going bust

October 8, 2020

By Rebecca White, CEO Your Own Place

This is the first in a new blog & vlog series ‘ Our Digital Lockdown Journey ’ exploring how organisations have managed to continue providing vital services when Covid-19 restrictions hav...

Read More

Citizen centred and future focussed: Community hubs during COVID-19

September 30, 2020

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The COVID-19 emergency has confirmed that the needs of the most vulnerable in our society are holistic - food and fuel, medication and money matters - not fitting neatly into one service, sector or si...

Read More

How Councils can help people build better relationships

September 17, 2020

by Tony Clements, voluntary associate at the Relationships Project.

I’m a big fan of TED Talks. 15 minute injections of interesting ideas by smart people very well delivered. I also like evidence. My two favourite TED Talks are about relationships. One is from R...

Read More