How to support a colleague with mental health


1 in 4 of us will experience a health and wellbeing issue this year. Choosing to talk health and well being can break down barriers and can change lives and improve our communities at the same time. 1. You don't have to be an expert - Just being there means a lot. You don't have…

3Ps for powering up action in small communities


In the article, I discuss 3Ps framework for powering community action and how I used the 3-step change framework to support charities and community organizations at Southwark's Brandon Estate. Power Up People and Businesses: is about building digital confidence, so that people are motivated to learn and keep on learning, and apply digital skills efficiently…

Benefits of using technology for small business


Technology is changing the community we live in, it is changing the way we work, it is changing the way we communicate, it is changing how we do business - it is changing our lives. In the article I impart with my top 5 benefits of adopting technology for small business and community organizations. Potential…

The business benefits of RPA – Robotic Process Automation


Organisations can now intelligently optimise how work gets done – by humans working with robots – across the enterprise from a central end-to-end platform. This enables organisations to effectively automate tasks, streamline processes, increase employee productivity, and ultimately deliver more satisfying experiences. The way business achieve this is through Robot Process Automation. RPA, Robot Process…

Why closing Maddock surgery is bad for the community’s heath


Maddock Way Surgery Brandon Estate’s only GP surgery, Maddock way surgery, is set to close at the end of March. The borough's CCG’s (Clinical Commission Group) PCCC's (Primary Care Commissioning Committee) has asked patients to register at another local practice. Local people have also been advised to register after an upcoming consultation with residents and…

In loving memory of Charlotte Huggins – Brandon Estate

Charlotte Huggins Memorial

Charlotte was taken from her friends and family on the 1st of January, 2019. She's widely believed to be the first knife-victim of 2019. A local man street-named Chucks has been jailed for 20 years the crime. Charlotte was a truly wonderful and selfless person. She was kind, a happy and bubbly person, and she was…

What you need to know about volunteering & digital champions


Digital champion is an emerging form of volunteering that reflects contemporary living and technology-adoption maturity. In addition to the expectations of traditional volunteers, a digital Champions helps others understand the benefits of using the internet and shows them how to do simple things online. You don’t need to be a computer whizz, you just need…