Tim Marsh

BESTIE – by Jo

We’ve discovered this great, exciting and award winning new App called BESTIE, to help young people and children in Worcestershire to find out more about emotional well being and mental health and to help them get support if and when they need it. There’s all sorts on the BESTIE App. Within its virtual interactive world …

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Bright Sky App

With the National Domestic Abuse helpline reporting a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, a new free to download mobile app has been launched in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they …

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Coronavirus Self-Isolation Support

Over 65 and self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms? As-Suffa Outreach are offering food pack deliveries in Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall and Wolverhampton Find out more on the Platform Housing Communities Facebook page

Val’s Story

Last year I realised there was something wrong my vision. I thought it was my new pair of glasses, but when I took them back my optician sent me straight to hospital. It turned out I’d had a massive bleed in the back of my eye. I had a series of injections, but unfortunately now …

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Katie’s Story

Almost two years ago, I had just completed my MA Librarianship and was looking forward to finding a job to put everything I had learned over the years into practise. However, after submitting numerous applications and attending some interviews resulting in no offer of work, my mental health has taken a turn for the worse. …

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Maggs Day Centre Malvern

32,220 households were deemed to be homeless between April and June 2019 – an increase of 23% on the same time period in 2018. Which makes the newly opened Maggs Day Centre Malvern even more important. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am to 1pm the Day Centre provides vital front line support and humanitarian relief …

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Safer Internet Day 2020 at Warndon Library by James Robertson

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In 2020, Safer Internet Day in the UK will encourage people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. On the 7th and …

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What we do – December 2019

In December 2019 @Platformhg Digital Champions helped 179 people get online safely in Malvern, Worcester and Droitwich. We helped people: Learn to use apps for low vision Look for work Manage their Universal Credit claim Apply for housing Report ASB Look for training online Update their CV

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