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Online Centres Network News Bulletin
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Thursday 15 October 2020
 

Hello <<First Name>>

With Get Online Week now only days away, it’s time to celebrate the UK’s largest digital inclusion campaign of the year. I understand things are different this year, but there are lots of ways in which you can still get involved:

  1. If you would like to support the campaign but can’t hold an event, you can still sign up. You can register on the website as an organisation providing local digital skills support more generally. You don’t have to provide specific event details.
     
  2. Stuck for ideas? Check out our guide to running an online event.
     
  3. If you are running a virtual event, make sure you log in and give us the details so they appear on our map. You can choose which category your event fits into and tell people how to join in.
     
  4. We have lots of images and videos you can use across social media, as well as posters and flyers to help you promote your event.
 
I’m also so excited that we have a virtual version of the iconic #GetOnlineWeek selfie frame that you can use via Facebook and Instagram (or save the pic to use elsewhere) - just simply follow the steps using the how-to guide. And see mine here!

Whatever you’re doing for the campaign this year, don’t forget to use the hashtag #GetOnlineWeek when talking about it on social media. I look forward to seeing and hearing about your events.

Best wishes
Helen Milner
NEW REMOTE SUPPORT RESOURCES

If you haven’t yet seen our new suite of resources that help you to support people remotely, or to offer blended online and in-person delivery,
have a look at the webpage today. You can pick the resources that best fit the needs of your staff and your learners, depending on the aim of the session or task.

If you have anything else that you’d like to see included, please let us know by emailing us at hello@goodthingsfoundation.org.

See It Differently - helping parents resolve conflict

During the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, OnePlusOne recorded more than a 200% increase in people looking for relationship advice online. Good Things Foundation and OnePlusOne have joined forces for a second time to produce a series of animations and resources designed to help parents recognise and manage conflict in their relationship and talk through difficult situations without them spiralling into arguments.

After watching the videos, parents can start to see how arguments unfold, and understand the subtle changes that help things go more smoothly. These new animations invite parents to go one step further, overcoming common barriers and taking that first positive step towards better communication in their own relationships.

To view the full videos and animations, visit www.seeitdifferently.org. For those working with families where there is parental conflict, we've also launched a guide for practitioners which offers guidance on how to use the materials to give people the help they need.

Co-op launch new resources for community co-operation

Co-op have recently launched Co-operate, a platform to help UK communities share activities and resources. You can search via town or postcode to see what is happening in your local area, for free things to do, ways to meet, and volunteering opportunities. Plus, you can search for health, wellbeing and fitness information and activities to help keep the kids entertained! You can also add your own events and help spread the word.
Visit the website to find out more.

Virtual volunteers for you


Good Things Foundation is pleased to be launching an exciting new initiative with BT which will allow their colleagues to provide remote volunteer support to our community partners. This opportunity is open to all members of the network, so submit your request for help today!

BT volunteers will be able to support organisations anywhere in the country, and help you with developing or improving your social media skills, virtual communications skills or business and project management skills. Find out more and express your interest here.
 

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