The Place at Platt Lane – NoticeboardTo provide a Community Noticeboard for outside The Place at Platt Lane to help provide a space to share information to visitors
Benefit of sharing information
Newsletters may help people to feel part of their community and contribute to building strong communities. They can be an effective method of delivering health and social advice resulting in positive behaviour changes, although they may not be effective for those with a low education level. Communicating information through social media can help to reach traditionally harder-to-reach groups and offer a rapid and collaborative way of communication.
The Place at Platt Lane, Fallowfield
Friends of Fallowfield
The Place at Platt Lane
Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Network
At an Age Friendly meeting, Rob from The Place mentioned that he was promoting a project for buzz through email and text but was unable to add to the current noticeboard as it is full and generally is. Yasmin asked if they could do with another one. Rob agreed that they could definitely use another one as there is a lot going on in the area and as has been highlighted during the pandemic, a lot of people are digitally excluded. Although the library has been mostly closed during the pandemic a lot of people were still coming for information.
Funding has been approved and the board has been ordered.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Community sense of belonging
Reach harder-to-reach groups
Involves people in their community
Signposts to information and can lead to positive behaviour changes
Capurro et al (2014) The Use of Social Networking Sites for Public Health Practice and Research: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (3), e79
Panza et al (2020) Evaluation of an intervention aimed at supporting new parents: the Baby Newsletter project. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 46 (1), pp. 123-
Brewer et al (2020) Emergency Preparedness and Risk Communication Among African American Churches: Leveraging a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership COVID-19 Initiative. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, 17, e158
Bruce et al (2006) Case Study: The Role and Impact of Community Newsletters in Fostering Social Cohesion and Community Development. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 1 (2), pp. 176-185
Laura Cassidy - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 07818 522 978
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