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The growing private and public social media split

A very interesting blog from Peter Sharples for week 18, looking at the growth of more and more young adults choosing to interact with their social networks privately. Peter looks at the impact this has on customer relations and also the

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What have we been up to in November?

It’s been a busy month for the team at Participation Cymru. There’s been an office move; training courses completed and exciting events attended including the Barod Community Interest Company launch. The team has also been recruiting people to the CSSIWs

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Hope, History and Guerilla Gardening

Hello lovely bloggers, it’s me Kate Bentham, sitting in the Weekly Blog Club hot seat this week, and phew isn’t hot! I bet it’s that hot it’s even giving Ross Wigham a break from the snow. I’m not complaining mind you,

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Getting your name “in the paper”

An interesting blog from Graham Budd this week who tries to understand why someone would object to their name appearing digitally, but are very comfortable with the other elements of their local gov public profile. Getting your name “in the paper” by Graham Budd

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How children and young people are feeding in to the Citizen’s Panel for Social Services in Wales

Participation Cymru seems to be doing well in getting views from young people on social services. Dyfrig Williams introduces us to one young carer who manages to find time to help run a young carers’ group and has had some

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House of Lords’ conclusions reflect a wider concern about the future of consultations

A key post for anyone involved in public consultations, taking a look at the Government’s Code of Practice and also a recent report on transparency and engaging vulnerable individuals and communities. In light of ever decreasing budgets the post also

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