National Care Leavers Week – Sheffield LifeSwap

We’ve been talking with Sheffield City Council for a few months about running LifeSwap.   During National Care Leavers Week on October 24th 2007 five Care Leavers from Sheffield and five senior officers and members from the council will take a photo every hour on a mobile phone camera and send Read more…

Brighton LifeSwap

Today was the turn of Brighton and Hove City Council to take part in LifeSwap.  The photos are still coming in thick and fast at 8.45pm as the Council folk head home and into late meetings and the young people head out to the bars and clubs of Brighton. The Read more…

LifeSwap in SocietyGuardian

LifeSwap has achieved some form of national recognition with an article in today’s SocietyGuardian covering the event.  The article is extremely positive and sums up the advantages of the event far better than I can, but essentially it says that it changes attitudes by bringing councillors and young people closer Read more…

BeaconLifeSwap

Today sees the launch of BeaconLifeSwap.  This is a spin off from LifeSwap where 21 young people from seven Beacon councils were invited to tell us about "my life: my community" through photos and captions using mobile phone cameras kindly supplied by O2. The eight Beacon Councils are expected to Read more…

LifeSwap – Edge, Beacon and YMCA

It is a big couple of weeks for the LifeSwap project.  What started as a small project to help Councillors understand a little more about the lives of the more vulnerable young people in their care is about to get a lot bigger. Yesterday we saw copies of an excellent Read more…

LifeSwap on The Edge

The Edge, "the newspaper on youth work and youth affairs for local authority elected members from The National Youth Agency", have published a very nice article (page 7) about LifeSwap. One correction is needed from the article – the next LifeSwap won’t be Mids-Beds at the end of June.  It Read more…

LifeSwap

Last summer a very creative and clever lady called Fran Farrar from Norfolk Children’s  Services mentioned an idea about getting vulnerable young people and Councillors to use cameras to share their life experiences over the period of a day.  Working with Fran we took the idea one stage further and Read more…

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