The You and Me Principle

… putting forward a practical vision of a place where “meaningful relationships are the central operating principle” and setting out a route map for reaching it.

This is a transcript of a discussion led 12 March 2018 by social innovator David Robinson. He discusses nearly everything that seems to be going wrong in the world we live in — and then offers a credible way forward — how to make it right again. The relationships are not just between people. They are relationships between people and business, people and government, people and organisations, people and institutions — the weak and failing relationships that result in isolation and loneliness — the phone calls that never get answered.

It’s all on one web page. Click on the button below …

Visit The You and Me Principle

Wordpad for beginners (28 Feb)

Learn simple word-processing with our volunteers

Wordpad

Wordpad is a basic word-processor that has been free with every version of Windows since 1995. It’s also very good — so if you have a Windows computer, it’s worth searching for.

Our volunteer team today will help you get started with Wordpad — and help you do something that looks difficult, but is really quite easy — adding photographs to your document.

Voice Recorder

Voice Recorder is a very simple Windows app for recording voice — yours and anyone else close to the microphone. Our volunteer team will show you how to do it.

Blog your efforts

You can blog your photos easily. Blogging documents and voice recordings is not so easy, but we can do it for you later.

What we did – 21 February 2018

As an added activity, we asked everybody to complete the BBC Loneliness Experiment survey, and to test the new Skype number for the podcast. It was impossible to count the successes, but it kept everybody busy.

Special thanks to volunteers James and Terence from Baringa via Benefacto – plus our regular volunteers Michael and Tom.


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Take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment

An invitation from BBC All in the Mind presenter, Claudia Hammond …

We all feel lonely at certain points in our lives, but for some people that loneliness becomes chronic.

To help us discover who feels lonely and what can be done to help them feel more connected, we’d like as many people as possible to take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment.

Whether or not you feel lonely at the moment, we’d love to hear from you.

If you can spare the time, we’d be very grateful, because the more people who take part, the better picture we can get of loneliness in society today and how to tackle it in the future.

Visit the BBC Loneliness Experiment

A Hackney Autobiography

‘A Hackney autobiography’ is a project by On the Record, that recorded the history of a unique cultural institution called Centerprise (1971-2012), and created learning resources inspired by the place and its people. On this website you can discover more about Hackney’s history as told by Centerprise on our app, encounter the people we interviewed, read some of the books Centerprise published and find out about the book we published: The Lime Green Mystery: An Oral History of the Centerprise Co-operative.

It’s a series of audiotours around Hackney — a website you listen to, so you should plug in your headphones first (please ask a helper if you are not sure how to do it). If you are using a phone or tablet, you can download the special app – Android Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Visit: A Hackney Autobiography

What we did – 24 January 2018

As usual, we were completely full (30 or more people). The highlight was the beginners word-processing workshop, featuring volunteers Lucy, Mark, Paul, Zaida and 1:1 CV help by Saleha — all from GFT Group via Benefacto.

Special thanks also to our regular volunteers Charlie, Derek, Michael and Tom.