Posts Tagged ‘Women’s Help Centre’

Blogging in Handsworth

Posted on 4th November 2010 by

Eevry month I meet up with local residents through a resident network that we started about a year ago. The Hands on Handsworth Resident Network gives local resident led groups a chance to get together to talk about the neighbourhood and how we can all work together.

To help raise the profile of these great groups and highlight the work they are doing in the neighbourhood the network decided that they would like some social media surgeries. I applied for some funding for the group from Urban Living which has allowed us to run a number of social media surgeries.

So far we have had three surgeries and are here again today at King Edward’s Grammer School in Handsworth for the last of social media surgeries run by Nick Booth from Podnosh.

Over the last few weeks many of the existing residents groups have come along and had a go at blogging and using social media tools like the Hands on Handsworth Blog. It has been great for some of the residents who have never even turned a computer on so it has been an interesting journey.

So far here are the sites that have been created:

I really wish them luck with these blogs and encourage them to blog as much as they can about Handsworth…the more we all blog about it the more we raise the profile and allow the rest of the world to see the wonderful spirit of people in Handsworth.

Please have a look at their sites and leave a comment in support!

Social Media Surgeries

Posted on 22nd September 2010 by

Last Thursday I went along to a social media surgery I set up for local residents & community groups. The aim is to create awarness about using social media sites and to get more people blogging. This provides a really good opportunity to have a say in your local neighbourhood and share good news stories.

I was so impressed with the turn out and interest. We had a mix of people some with IT skills other who have never even turned a computer on. So if any of them by the end of the sessions have a blog then that will be amazing progress. Always good to try new things so if you’re interested then come along.

During local democracy week from the 11th Oct we will be having a “Handsworth Big Blog Conversation” where we encourage as manay people as possible to blog about Handsworth and visit the Hands on Handsworth Blog!

Handsworth Big Blog Conversation– Social Meida Surgery open free session will be held on Thursday 14th Oct at 7pm until 9pm at Sports Hall, King Edward Grammer School, Rosehill Rd, Handsworth, please use Hall Rd entrance.

Here is an example of the first blog started on the night well done to Daisy from WHC.