- Tools for connecting
- Social enterprise
Shared Spaces workshops
Tuesday 24th April 2012
Sessions start at 4.30pm and 6.30pm
Venue: Café Ollo, The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield
Over the last three years, people in lots of local neighbourhoods have been experimenting with how best to use web sites, text messages and other useful tools such as timebanking to help them get things done. Together, we’ve created some new spaces (both online and offline) where everyone can share what they know.
Voluntary and community groups, activists and frontline workers are already using these tools to collaborate, find and share local knowledge, exchange their skills and experiences, and connect neighbourhoods.
We’ve also worked out an approach that’s helped people from lots of different organisations – including community forums, food growers, social enterprises, tenant groups, council officers, neighbourhood police and organisations who support vulnerable adults – to get things done.
Our free booklet “Shared Spaces: How to use all sorts of technology to help get things done in your neighbourhood” brings together this shared knowledge.
The launch of Shared Spaces will be an introduction to our approach, with a hands-on workshop session covering some of the examples in the booklet.
There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions about any of the technologies that you’re interested in using.
The workshops and booklet will be useful for community and voluntary groups, community activists, ward councillors, council officers and other public service officers who are working in neighbourhoods or with the voluntary sector.
Shared Spaces is at Café Ollo in the Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield on Tuesday 24th April. The free workshops will begin at 4.30pm and will be repeated at 6.30pm. Each workshop will last for around 70 minutes. Refreshments and copies of the booklet will be provided.
To help us plan the event, please let us know you’re attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of time (4.30pm or 6.30pm).
Andrew Wilson – Thumbprint Co-operative
Diane Sims – Kirklees Council
Diane Sims (admin)
Interactive Communications Officer for Kirklees Council. I work with residents, community groups and local services, helping people to use a range of different technologies to share what they know and get things done.