William Perrin, Talk About Local


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Presentation by William Perrin, Founder of Talk About Local, during the last plenary 'Well-being in Social Housing - Where next?' at the third London Well-being Conference.

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William Perrin, Talk About Local

  1. 1. William Perrin FounderTalk About Local
  2. 2. Innovation supporting wellbeing Peabody London Wellbeing Conference 2012 William Perrin – william@talkaboutlocal.org @willperrin Talk About Local Ltd http://talkaboutlocal.org• William Perrin TAL
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafleen/5280368304/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/antarcticabound/5220534077/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  5. 5. VoicePlaceJobs With thanks to Juliet Michaelson NEF Centre for Wellbeing
  6. 6. Voice‘connecting’ With thanks to Juliet Michaelson, NEF Centre for Wellbeing
  7. 7. 59% of people who participate in local websites feel able to influence local decision making Networked Neighbourhoods/London Councils research 2010 36% of people in population at large feel able in influence events in their local area Citizenship Survey 2009Arts and Humanities Research Council projectimminent new academic study into hyperlocalwebsites and media
  8. 8. Neighbourly relations change as a directconsequence of using local website Online networked neighbourhoods study – Flouch, Harris 2010
  9. 9. Place‘The world around you’ With thanks to Juliet Michaelson, NEF Centre for Wellbeing
  10. 10. ‘In an important change to theplanning system communities canuse neighbourhood planningto permit the development theywant to see - in full or in outline –without the need for planningapplications. These are calledneighbourhood developmentorders.‘Localism Act Nov 2011BUT – communicatingspatial development is hard– risk property developerswill win
  11. 11. +Free, easy to use online tools allow you to have new informed conversations about spatial planning
  12. 12. And then print it in 3D
  13. 13. JobsDerive happiness in oneself from a good days work, fromilluminating the fog that surrounds us.Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
  14. 14. Recruiters77% said they used search engines to findbackground data on candidates35% admitted they eliminated a candidatebecause of what they found online.(Execunet, The Guardian 12 April 2011)
  15. 15. Job applicants82% of candidates expectedrecruiters to check out their names ona search engine33% only searched forinformation on themselves, to seewhat their prospective employer mightfind out.(Execunet, The Guardian 12 April 2011)
  16. 16. Help your jobseekers understand howthey appear online to an employer Coming Soon from Talk About Local Simple training to help people manage their online identity, geared to C2,D,E jobseekers alpha
  17. 17. Obstacles ...and overcoming them...
  18. 18. Half empty ‘The people i work with aren’t online’ People don’t read much – but you’ve been producing leaflets and posters for years People lack confidence for meetings – but you keep on having them
  19. 19. Control ‘Are you seriously suggesting that we set up a site attached to our brand that residents can say what they want?’ Housing Assn Comms Manager (anon.) Sept 2011 Control is so yesterday Even Alastair Campbell says so This argument slowly being exposed for its true absurdity
  20. 20. Grass roots web training, based in civic action specialising in deprived neighbourhoodsUK widewww.talkaboutlocal.orghello@talkaboutlocal.org
  21. 21. Competition for funds and support intense and vicioushttp://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeline-imagery/456201675/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  22. 22. Loud voice and strong presencehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/peteaylward/5426747110/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/60866864@N05/6512942299/sizes/o/in/photostream/