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…

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…

Top challenges facing charities and community organizations in England


Social inclusion is a topical issue in many arenas - many organisations are also participating to enable capability for all amidst technology-adoption maturity. Recent investigations through the UK's flagship Online Centres Network highlights 6 topical issues facing charities and community organisations as they tackle social inclusion. I am particularly drawn to the investigation in discussion…

Looking beyond the box-office: What it means to be an enchanted geographer


Geography plays a crucial role in understanding our world. It makes a vital contribution to our knowledge of the rapidly changing political, economical, social, technological, legal, environmental landscape. Geographers were among the first scientists to sound the alarm that human-induced changes to the environment were beginning to threaten life at a global scale. What is geography?…

Bridging The Digital Divide on Brandon Estate


"...Although Government and other organisations are prioritising digital inclusion, we know more can be done, and more quickly, with greater commitment and by working in partnership across sectors..." -- Good Things Foundation Bridging The Digital Divide calls on Government and other organisations to commit to helping us get everyone in the UK online by 2028.…