FutureGov have been at this game long enough now to say that true partners are hard to come by…
SupportingPipes visited Perth last week, although this time Snook were stranded in snowy Glasgow peering into the workshop via Skype. So with a sprinkle of improvisation and last minute planning the Aliss Team led the way. They were joined by Gillian Easson from Nesta’s Age Unlimited Scotland Programme.
It has been a little while since we’ve given you an update on our work with Aliss project, so here’s what happened at the second of the Supporting Pipes workshop a couple of weeks ago in Edinburgh. 20 people made the trip down the event, making up five groups of one facilitator, a service provider, a carer and a person(s) with a long term condition(s). Oh and we were joined by another member of the FutureGov family, Carrie Bishop.
Today we’re really pleased to announce the launch of the next stage of the Safeguarding 2.0 initiative. Back in August last year we hosted a round table discussion in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) to talk about how we might use social web technologies to better safeguard children – and today we can announce that we have received initial funding from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to carry out the research phase of the project.