Next HOP Network Meeting: 23 September

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The third HOP network meeting of 2016 will be taking place on Friday 23rd September at the newly refurbished Royal Court Theatre Circle Bar and Terrace.   The network meeting  will provide an opportunity for organisations to come together and discuss potential collaborations. We strongly encourage you to bring your ideas for the HOP Pot fund with you. There will also be a number of digital organisations presenting at the network meeting who you many want to approach for a Hop Pot project including:

Book of You: A new type of Book that uses the proven benefits of reminiscence therapy. Create a life story using words, pictures, music and film.

Playlist for Life: Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia.

CREATE Education: Who will be presenting and demonstrating 3D Printing.

Damibu: Who will be sharing information about Grow-a-Group, a new online platform launching in October that aims to connect organisations through the ‘free’ exchange of goods and services.

Red Ninja: A design-led technology company who are and are working with, older people in a digital capacity including the age-friendly App Helping Hand.

Liz Weworia – will be discussing the work older people have been participating in at FACT & OPEN EYE.

Laura Yates –  has been working with older people on digital focused projects for a number of years across the city and will sharing a number of these with us.

Liverpool Girl Geeks – Who have been working for over a decade within the digital sector in the city and have always been acutely aware of the gender imbalance, particularly in more ‘techie’ jobs which involve coding or programming. Girl Geeks are changing this by shouting about positive female role models, by developing confidence, and teaching tech skills.  Girl Geeks are very keen to work with an group of older people in some way to help them develop and explore basic digital skills.

Twenty Twenty – Aerial Imaging – Twenty Twenty, specialises in Aerial Imaging and surveying using Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Vehicles (Drones). Using Icarus trained CAA Certified Pilots,they are able to capture images up to a height of 400ft and fly 500m from the take off location, allowing us to explore more in a shorter time, and for less cost than using traditional aerial methods.  Giving you a fresh perspective on something you’ve been looking at the same way for years! Andrew at Twenty Twenty  is very keen to work closely with a group on a HOP Pot Project. Unfortunately they are not abel to attend the event – please contact Rachael Treacher for more details

If you are looking for ideas for a project, an organisation to collaborate with, or are interested in how you can get involved further, please RSVP Rachael Treacher, HOP Project Manager by Thursday 22nd September. Tea coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Please do forward this invite onto anyone you think might be interested in the event!

Rachael Treacher

HOP Project Manager

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