In July 2008 Communities and Local Government launched Communities in Control: Real People, Real Power. This announced an initiative to develop a network of “Digital Mentors” working in deprived communities in England which would help more individuals to use social and community media.
Since its launch this initiative has generated considerable interest and ideas which we have drawn upon in the outline of the work we are now tendering for.
We hope that this forum can further capture this enthusiasm by giving you the opportunity to engage formally in the tender process if you wish and also contribute and develop your ideas about how this initiative could work alongside other interested parties.
The Expression of Interest form on our Invitation to tender page has lots more detail about how we see the initiative working so please take a look. We are particularly interested in the following issues although there may be more:
- An alternative name for “Digital Mentors” which captures what we are trying to achieve
- Any ideas you may have around the pilot framework
- Views on how we can build on existing structures to achieve growth and sustainability
Your reflections on these issues are welcome up until 24 November 2008. After this, Communities and Local Government will refocus the discussions in line with the tender process.