Why SiLL may be a game changer for London libraries


In recent years, our local libraries have been subject to closure and large cuts, this at a time when we should actually be upgrading them. This unusual form of democracy undoubtedly birth related-innovations such as co-working space and social hubs. While many of these related-innovation are timely and necessary, they lack the community and political…

VoiceBox Café: Giving Women a voice in politics and public life


Good Things Foundation was recently awarded one of eight grants to deliver NEW "Use Your Voice" through VoiceBox Cafés in England. The project is funded by Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, it is part of Bridging The Digital Divide, and it exists to give Women a voice in politics and public life. In the article, I introduce project…

Get Online Week at Brandon Estate: After Campaign Report


Yay! we participated in Get Online week at Brandon Estate !! What is Get Online week? It's a week set-aside by UK charities to reinvigorate out collective commitment to tackling social exclusion and integration in England. The campaign was birth in 2006/07 and championed by Good Things Foundation. https://twitter.com/IFBJohn/status/1054656333369278464 Why we participated in Get Online…

Community Brandon: Get Online Week 2018


Get Online Week is back! This year, charities and community organisations serving Brandon unite at the Brandon library to celebrate the event for the first time in our sector. The 7-day campaign will give local charity leaders (such as Find My Charity, IFB Gaming, Southwark library service and Online Centres Network) an opportunity to network…

Community Brandon: The benefits of using your local library


Research consistently shows that when we teach children life skills at a young age, they grow to become smart men and women. The library is a partner in child and adult development, lifelong learning and community cohesion. Personally, I'm convinced that the library has a gluing role in social cohesion and integration. Below I impart with my…