What is People & Places and who is it for?
People & Places is a secure, moderated, social-networking website for people from vulnerable community groups. It is also for people who work and support people from these groups.
What is its purpose?
We believe many people from vulnerable groups would benefit and enjoy using social networking sites. Unfortunately many people do not have the confidence or the appropriate skills to do so safely. The great news is that People & Places changes this once and for all! People & Places provides a safe, moderated online environment for those who want to stay in touch with their friends and family online. It also provides users with the opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests and activities. People & Places offers methods to effectively support communities of users who wish to become more self sufficient.
Does it support Person Centred Planning?
People & Places enables all those people that support a person with a Person Centred Plan to ensure that the stated goals and ambitions of a person are realised and achieved. For those individuals that come to website without a Person Centred Plan it is a simple task to build one with the support of tools within the site.
Does it support independent and moderated use?
We believe that People & Places is a tool that can support, encourage and develop a person's independence. It is designed to promote a person's self-sufficiency and gives them the confidence to try new things. This promotion of independent use is enabled because of the support and moderation present in the site at all times.
Can you build new communities?
People & Places provides people with a place in which they can exchange ideas and experiences and learn from each other by sharing their stories. The primary goal of site is to encourage and foster natural friendships that supports communities by bringing people together.
How does it benefit Local Authorities and Service Providers?
The role of social care is gradually changing, People & Places is a unique tool that enables an individual, their family and the professionals around them to work closely together to effectively utilise the resources available to them. It gives the individual the opportunity to share resources and find a community supported solution that could become 'cost free' to the Local Authority.
How does it sit with Education and Transition?
People & Places is a practical alternative to traditional mainstream learning platforms for Special Educational Needs schools. It can help make the transition process seamless and support a young person during their educational years throughout the school or college into adult services.