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About northamptoncabcommunitylink

I am working on a project with Northampton & District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). CAB's were established in the centre of towns and cities across the UK to operate at the heart of local communities, bringing practical benefits to people, many of whom are disadvantaged and socially excluded. Since then population growth and the development of urban sprawl, has meant town and city centres are no longer the main focal point for large groups of residents, and rural communities are even further removed from our services. Our project will explore the use of digital technologies to target and engage hard to reach communities , and establish a sustainable, well utilised advice services presence as part of a virtual community – in short, the creation of ‘Your Neighbourhood CAB’. Face to face advice services are expensive to provide, and therefore CAB is not able to maintain a physical presence at the heart of every local community. In this current economic climate and rapidly changing social scene, we need to find innovative ways to reduce costs, and bring outreach services into the 21st century, maximising access via social media (Facebook & Twitter) and other digital communications channels. Establishing our presence as an informed guest supplier in community space is one our main aims ,and we welcome the opportunity to be part of the Northants Community web forum project. The final phase of our project will then use the relationships and presence established in local communities to trial remote webcam/SKYPE access to confidential advice services.
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