Keeping Connected – Online & Phone

Great Chat and Brew

What?

The Gr8 Chat & Brew is an initiative set up by Paradigm with Learning Disability England, Centre for Inclusive Futures and Your IT Now. It’s all about hosting group video calls that will keep people connected at a time when people are becoming increasingly isolated across the country

How?

A host invites 1-3 people to join them in your Great Chat and Brew video call and explain how it works. You then ask for their mobile number and permission to put it into your phone and agree a good time to speak that works for you all. Then enjoy your call together.

More information

There is a lot more detailed and useful information that you can find here.

Britain Connects

What?

Britain Connects is a project run in partnership with The Mirror, The Express and local papers.

How?

They have connected people from up and down the country with different views and backgrounds through online conversations.

More Information

There is a lot more detailed and useful information that you can find here.

Dementia Diaries

What?

Dementia Diaries is a UK-wide project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries. It serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents the views, reflections and day-to-day lives of people living with dementia, with the aim of prompting dialogue and changing attitudes.

How?

This project uses either diarists’ own mobile or landlines, or 3D printed mobile handsets which have been customised to be as simple as possible, allowing them to both record audio diary entries and capture thoughts and experiences. These handsets are linked to a dedicated voicemail and as soon as a diary entry is recorded, it is automatically sent via the internet to the editorial team at On Our Radar. The team will then listen to it, transcribe it and curate it for publication.

More Information

Detailed guidance on how to become a dementia diarist

To view existing audio diaries

General information about the project