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#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, December 11, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

We are Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind – a mental health charity local to Maidstone which is affiliated with the national charity, Mind. We work hard across Swale, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone to deliver a variety of person-centred services which focus upon providing people with accessible support when they are experiencing a mental health or emotional…

International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security

Madeline Carr

, December 10, 2017 — Digital

Dr Madeline Carr is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at UCL

In the second in our series of blogs covering our work on cyber security, Dr Madeline Carr, an associate professor at UCL who is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security. PETRAS has contributed extensively throughout the DCMS Secure by Default review.One…

V & A in China: Values of Design


, December 7, 2017 — China

Deputy Director and COO of the V&A

Last weekend, a major milestone in the history of the V&A was reached as we celebrated the opening of our first gallery overseas, as part of the new cultural hub Design Society in Shenzhen, China.It is a project that brings a pioneering partnership to fruition – the first of its kind between a UK museum…

#LocalCharitiesDay: stem4 is tackling teen mental helath

Nihara Krause

, December 5, 2017 — local charities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO stem4

Our aim at stem4 is to support teenage mental health, raise awareness, build resilience and encourage early intervention. Founding stem4I founded stem4 in 2011, after the death of a 16 year old who had anorexia nervosa and whose school I became involved with in my clinical capacity. Since then we have extended our scope to…

Treasure Island: how the UK records buried treasure

Dr Michael Lewis

, December 4, 2017 — Culture

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996, which became law on 24 September 1997. The British Museum has been working with museums across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to celebrate the Act, with those involved making a special effort to highlight Treasure finds through display and outreach events – known as…

Celebrating success of Employee Owned organisations

Jonathan Lindley

, November 29, 2017 — Civil Society

DCMS Programme Director, Mutuals

The annual Employee Ownership Association (EOA) conference celebrates employee owned business across the UK, and I was pleased to be asked to speak at the conference this year.The government is committed to supporting the development and growth of public service mutuals. These are organisations which have left the public sector but continue to deliver public…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Tesco builds community connections

Alec Brown

, November 28, 2017 — Civil Society

Head of Community and Local Communications, Tesco

Supporting our communities matters to Tesco. We know our colleagues and our customers care about their communities and the issues affecting them. We also know that if we want our business to be vibrant we need to help our communities be vibrant too. If we can help communities, even in a small way, we believe…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Sport in Mind

Neil Harris

, — Civil Society

Founder, Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is hugely passionate about #LocalCharitiesDay as it offers small charities the chance to showcase the amazing work they do and celebrate the unsung heroes out there that dedicate their time to improving the lives of those in need. Sport in Mind is a small Berkshire mental health charity, unaffiliated to Mind, which…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The inspirational work of Remap

David Martin

, November 21, 2017 — Civil Society

Chief Executive at Remap

Linda teaches piano and singing, so was devastated when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play the piano, even though her fingers were unaffected. She was unable to work and was left feeling very frustrated.Fortunately, Linda’s occupational therapist had heard of Remap, a charity…

Inspiration from India

Karen Bradley

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…