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A parent in the Healthcare system (and proof I did not steal the DaVinci)

I have to admit that when I read Peter Bryden’s account of the birth of his first child I had tears running down my face. Peter and his wife did not experience the care you would expect during what became

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Posted in emergency services, family, health, health services, patient care, public sector, special events, working practices

Ebook Publishing in Local Gov

The Shropshire Family Information Service has published an ebook! Kate Bentham writes about this first foray into electronic publishing, an ebook to provide information and advice to parents of children with a disability or special educational need. She shares some

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Posted in communicating, disability, Ebooks, family

Participatory websites – what does good practice look like?

Dyfrig Williams of Participation Cymru is on a task and finish group for an online hub for social services in Wales. Find out what he considers good practice in online engagement as he examines how websites can help people to

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Posted in blogging, communicating, digital technology, public sector, social care, social media, websites

15 WordPress user errors that make you look silly – infographic

Sometimes a blog post can just be about linking to useful information. Janet provides a useful link to an infographic that visualises some of the pitfalls of the WordPress blogging platform. 15 WordPress user errors that make you look silly

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Posted in blogging, communicating, design, education, media, storytelling

Increasing video views

For his Week 10 post, Matt Bond has written advice on how to increase the numbers of viewers of local government films online. His suggestions could be useful to many small businesses, charities and others who use short films to

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Posted in communicating, digital technology, local government, media, movies, public relations, public sector, storytelling, websites

SLA Event (Part 1): Open Data: Powering the Information age

Mark Braggins has produced another great account of an event that should be of interest to many. This event, organised by the Society for Location Analysis (SLA), was about “geography, information and open data,” and attracted an unusual mix of

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Posted in digital technology, open data, private sector, public sector, websites