Monthly Archives: March 2013

Using Welsh language social media to engage in the public sector

Dyfrig Williams writes about organisations not just using Welsh to engage with people but using plain Welsh as well as plain English when communicating via social media. Using Welsh language social media to engage in the public sector by Dyfrig Williams of

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Ambition for better

Phil Jewitt considers the fine line between being a critical friend and being a critic, between making a point emphatically and making it aggressively; about the delicate art of managing expectations, and agreeing on an ambition. Ambition for better by Phil

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Subtle differences: how to identify creative collaborative activity

Do you know your chiffchaffs from your willow warblers, just by sight? Lorna Prescott considers what creative collaborative activity is, and what it is not with examples of the small differences between two pot luck dinners. Subtle differences: how to

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The Golden Rule

Gina Alexander considers what has been written in the aftermath of the publication of the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust public enquiry, and gathers together some articles that consider compassionate care. She asks how to ensure a compassionate culture, and

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Posted in health, health services, humanity, medical practice, patient care, working practices

‘People buy from People’. A lesson for knowledge workers from Deenna Boutique and Neath Music

Chris Bolton has been hearing about a new website to support the town of Neath, and developing relationships with people. He shares this and the genius initiative by Neath Music shop: ‘Local Stars playing reasonably priced guitars.’ ‘People buy from

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No money? No food? No Problem, Go online

Kate Bentham understands the practicalities of how some people who most need help (for example, care leaver with young baby) are able to communicate, and provides a reality check. No money? No food? No Problem, Go online by Kate Bentham.

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Posted in childcare, communicating, digital technology, family, food, poverty, public sector, social care, working practices

ARFU West Asia Final: A Fan’s Perspective

Dragons, drinking games, Hawaiian shirts, pitch invasion… It must be a rugby match, told in Hannah Chia’s inimitable style! ARFU West Asia Final: A Fan’s Perspective by Hannah Chia aka @SportingWag.

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The changing way we get online (and what it means for public services)

Ross Wigham reveals what a 5-year-old can do with an iPad when left unsupervised for a couple of minutes. He also considers the speed at which the shift to mobile and tablet devices to access the Web is happening, and

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Fireplace and Interviews

Samuel-James Wilson does some light work repairing an old fireplace whilst recovering from straining his arms, and is interviewed about his time as an apprentice during National Apprentice Week. Fireplace and Interviews by Samuel-James Wilson.

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Smoke, journalism, knickers and a mermaid

This was a week in which many saw unusually deep snow for the UK in March, with some being snowed-in and left without power. Despite suggesting that people could use their time spent tucked up indoors in the warmth to

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