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    • www.mcin.net Director: Gary Copitch (gary@mcin.net)
    • What is MCIN ? MCIN is a community development charity and a not for profit organisation specialising in ICT. We enable hard-to- reach groups, local communities and third sector organisations to access all the benefits that ICT has to offer. We support community cohesion, develop social networks and increase social capital
    • MCIN objectives are: To provide opportunities for people to develop ICT skills, access information,contribute to their communities and participate in society To highlight community activity, bring people together and support community regeneration through the use of ICT  To build the capacity of the community and voluntary sector, providing information and promoting services utilising current and emerging technologies
    • History  Manchester Community Information Network (MCIN) was formed in 1993  MCIN became a Limited Company in 1995, a Registered Charity in 1996  MCIN is now developing as a Community and Social enterprise and reducing Its reliance on grant funding
    • MCIN services  Learn Net  Web connect  ICT services (Circuit riders)
    • Social Cohesion - Definition • There is a common vision and a sense of belonging for all communities • The diversity of peoples background and circumstances are appreciated and positively rewarded • Those from different backgrounds have similar life opportunities • Strong and positive relationships are being developed between people from different backgrounds in the workplace, school and within neighbourhood Local Government Association/Home Office definition
    • Learn Net Learn Net is our partnership of 18 UK online centres based in community centres in Manchester. Learn Net works with first steps learners providing a safe and pleasant place for largely excluded learner's to come too. Learner's are supported in a range of ICT and non ICT training and supported in accessing mainstream education and employment services.  Currently we deal with approximately 1,000 learners a year.  The partnership also includes an FE college, an Adult Education Service and 2 area regeneration programs. Strong and positive relationships Those from different backgrounds are being developed between have similar life opportunities people from different backgrounds in the workplace, school and within neighbourhood
    • ICT Services Greater Manchester Circuit Riders program which supports third sector organisations by providing technical support and equipment to them as well developing there ICT strategies through Net Gain Those from different backgrounds There is a common vision have similar life opportunities and a sense of belonging for all communities
    • Web Connect Web Connect’s virtual communities empower local people through the provision of accessible, audience-appropriate services and information, along with innovative multimedia content provided by community members themselves
    • Web Connect - Sites Web connect is made up of online geographical communities & communities of interest. Community of interest sites: Geographic sites: Deaf Community - Mymanchester BME community in Manchester - Cheetham and Crumpsall Sure Start Cheetham - Harpurhey, Lightbowne and Moston - Miles Platting and Ancoates - Ardwick. Longsight and Levenshulme - Gorton - Burnage - Moss Side - Bury - Partington and Carrington -Charlestown and Lower kersel
    • Web Connect Developed by communites owned by local communities  Provide source of local information and access to services  Give a ‘Sense of Place’ and local ownership  Support the development of online and offline social  networking Developing bonding, bridging and linking social capital  Interactive – way of informing and consulting with people  In 2005-06 there were 600,000+ unique visits to the  websites 64% on the previous year
    • Developing on-line content Strong and positive relationships are being developed between people On-line photographic from different backgrounds in competition the workplace, school and Intergenerational within neighbourhood Community reporters School/ Care homes Community Job opportunities Stories / poems Portal about the local Site area E-learning presentation Local Memories Vox pop on what & aspirations people think Audio and video
    • There is a common vision and a sense of belonging for all communities www.mymanchester.net
    • Community reporters - Partners MCIN – Recruitment, project management, additional services, link to Learn net centres and outreach, tutors, accredited courses, mentoring/ support/ social, programming schedule link to other community media content providers MANCAT – community reporters who are students, provide training, venue, production facilities, specialist training provision, distribution channel, Internet TV studio and online radio station BBC – Advanced reporters training skills, work experience,job shadowing, radio, TV and web site for distribution channel for content
    • Web Connect - Training Basic ICT training Online and offline basic skills courses Blog training on Wordpress and Blogger Video and audio podcast production training Training in developing content using mobiles  Media club development and facilitation  Advanced training in reporting and journalist skills in partnership with the BBC  Advance training in becoming a Community Producer, working with the media clubs to produce local content  Further and advanced training in social software, in partnership with MANCAT (potentially to Foundation degree level)
    • Web Connect - Content • Content Creation http://www.mywebconnect.info/
    • Different sub areas Photos of local events and local competitions There is a common vision and a sense http://www.margaret.mywebconnect.info/ of belonging for all communities
    • The diversity of peoples background and There is a common vision and a sense circumstances are appreciated: Snow of belonging for all communities
    • Those from different backgrounds have similar life opportunities http://www.david.mywebconnect.info/2006/11/29/999-emergency
    • Web Connect Travellingbytrain.wmv
    • Web Connect Additional services  Participation in the Web Connect Trading Program with content contributors receiving points for content production which can be traded between participants or for cash prizes  Exploring Participation in the Social Media Awards event in partnership with the BBC  Accreditation through the Community Reporters Badge scheme
    • Web Connect Additional services  Opportunities to sell content through Web Connect’s community media enterprise  Opportunities to provide commissioned media content  Membership of the Web Connect co-operative  Distribution Channel for content via the Web Connect Network of community web site
    • Why is the Digital Challenge important for us Offer an opportunity for communities to actively participate in civil society Offer us opportunities for skills development Offer us opportunities to use another form to increase Social cohesion and Social capital Social media offers opportunities to increase participation in democracy and develop social networks Opportunity to spread as national exampler FRANCHISE MODEL linked to ICT hub, Capacity builders, UK Online, Community Broadband Network, NIACE, and developing links to the community media association. Part of Centre of vocational excellence in media and technology lead by MANCAT,
    • Why is the Digital Challenge important for us The community and the voluntary sector have been very involved in the design of the bid and lead some key part Including consultation, Statement of community involvement written by VCS linked to Manchester community engagement strategy Developed Net start pack and also Net Start action plan Other organisation involved include GMCVO, CN4M
    • www.mcin.net Director: Gary Copitch (gary@mcin.net)