Not long left to Count the Bees

Wow! The Great British Bee Count has caused a right old buzz. Thousands of people have already spotted over 300,000 bees, from the common carder bee to hairy-footed flower bee. There’s still time to join the Great British Bee Count. Download the free app today. So many people are bee-spotting…

Reflections on the Course

Well, here we are…the end of the first community reporting course. The Well Pool reporters have brushed up on their digital skills, exploring blogging, digital photography, audio production and video-making, all in whirlwind 8 sessions! As well as these skills, the team have also had a chance to meet new…

Video Production 101

The first group of Well Pool community reporters are now entering into the final stages of their training programme in digital media and storytelling practices. The group have been busy getting to grips with video production – exploring how the medium can be a powerful tool for providing voices to…

IT @ Toxteth Library

Toxteth Library hosts a lot of amenities for the community and people of all abilities. This includes: WiFi access Free internet access Free computer access Free access to electronic catalogue Adaptive software for disabled people Speech impairment tools Part of the library’s aims and mission is to help people to improve their digital skills,…

Snap happy!

The community reporters have moved onto looking at how photographs can help to tell health and well-being stories. After a brief introduction to using tablets to take photographs, the participants then worked in small groups to visit, photograph and research community projects & resources in Toxteth that support people’s health…

It’s all a go-go with the community reporters!

The first group of participants to be trained as community reporters for the Well Pool site have been meeting every Thursday afternoon at John Archer Hall to learn how to use digital media to tell stories on health and well-being topics. Session one looked at the Community Reporter editorial policy…

Consulting with Communities

This session was all about getting feedback on some of our ideas for the blog. We arranged a Skype session with a couple of groups from PSS centres, in order to find out their thoughts on certain points that had come up in our discussions in the previous week. We…

And we’re off!

We arrived for our first session at Toxteth TV and met Hayley who we are going to work with to develop the health & well-being blog. This first session was all about researching existing blogs and health & well-being sites to see what type of content and features they have,…

Funding success!

Our journey began at one of our Kindred Minds’ committee meetings. We found out about a funding opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We had to act quickly as we didn’t have a lot of time before the deadline. We…