How to protect yourself after the Whatsap security risk

WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do? Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows device. Read about the hack in the news (BBC NEWS). We have created a guide to help you stay safe: WhatsApp – Making sure you are safe  

A Ticket Too Far – Good Things Foundation Conference 2018

Today has been another fantastic day at the Good Things Foundation conference. Year on year I love it more as a day of inspiration and learning. I have a lot to reflect on both from the day but also, interestingly, on how I got here in the first place. My journey to London was on…

What does it feel like to grow older round here?

In November 2017, the then First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018. The paper will set out plans for how government proposes to tackle the challenge of an ageing population. Starting…

The purpose of spam emails and what you should do

This morning I received the below email. Now I recruit people and it seems logical that someone might send me a CV. But when opening this email my alarm bells rang. Why? Firstly, I don’t recognise the sender. Secondly, I think putting and exclamation mark in the title of the email is a bit odd,…

Public Services

I love people. I’m what’s known as a people person. Hence why I do my job. I also love learning and helping people to learn. You could say: “I’m in the right job”. My job is community training officer, but what an average day look like? Well, I help run Starting Point’s multiple digital skills…

Why digital inclusion doesn’t happen on it’s own.

As an organisation focusing on digital inclusion, we are extremely fortunate to receive funding from Good Things Foundation, but we wouldn’t accept that funding if it wasn’t matched by budget holders within the town we are working. Our attitude is that if we are able to bring external money into our borough, that has to…

Because Money Matters

We run an award winning financial resilience programme delivered by real experts. We know they are experts because they are every day people who have, or are, working to get out of debt and achieve their own goals.

Using Food to Tackle Loneliness

We enjoy making a meal out of food. Our commitment is to reduce loneliness in our communities by coming together over food. In addition, we are dedicated to reducing food waste and supporting emergency food provision in Stockport.

Community Organising & Volunteering

We know community organising works. We measure success by the demand for our services. By supporting people to be the solution, we welcomed over 1500 people in 2016, with only 4 members of staff and 32 volunteers.