Worcester Life Stories is led by Worcester City Council and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, and supported by several fantastic partners and stakeholders. The project has been awarded £79, 400 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is match-funded through a number of cash and in-kind contributions.
Know Your Place, Bristol City Council: KYP is a co-produced resource that aims to enable citizens to explore and tell their story of place. It does this through an online map based interface where traditional archive material is presented and users encouraged to share their own images and information.
The online resource now covers several local authority areas in the west of England and was conceived by Bristol City Council’s City Design Group and developed by the BCC’s GIS team using ESRI web publishing software.
For further information visit http://www.kypwest.org.uk/
Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s historic environment. We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories they tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.
Museums Worcestershire is the joint museum service of Worcester City and Worcestershire County Councils. It comprises three fantastic venues– Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, the Commandery in Worcester and The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle. The service cares for significant and wide-ranging collections such as natural history, geology, fine and decorative arts, archaeology, numismatics, social history, costume and world cultures. Museums Worcestershire is delighted, not only, to host the Worcester Life Stories exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum in 2021 but also to work in partnership with A Glove Affair and Worcester Life Stories Projects to enable maximum benefit to all of our audiences.
Platform Housing Group brings together two high performing organisations that have a shared commitment to make a real and positive difference to the lives of local customers and the communities they live in. The Group owns and manages 47,153 homes across the Midlands, with a portfolio that includes social and affordable rent and shared ownership houses. We are currently the second largest housing association builder of affordable homes completing 1,448 new homes in 2019/20 and also a Homes England strategic partner with a delivery target of at least 1,138 homes over the coming year.
As a key local employer, we are delighted to be involved with this project particularly during this time of social isolation; its aim of bringing local people together complements our approach of supporting Worcestershire customers within their communities.
VerseOne Group was founded in 2004 with the aim of “making a positive difference” to public sector organisations, in particular the NHS, through making innovative use of technology to empower people who work in these organisations ultimately delivering great experiences to the member of the public they provide care and services for. The single minded focus on this and delivering the best value, highly functional digital solutions to its core sectors has firmly placed the Group as market leader with over 120 organisations in Social Housing, the NHS and Local Government who collectively utilise over 240 specific solutions designed for addressing the specific needs of these sectors.
VerseOne is proud to be extending its existing relationship with Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to be the partner platform of choice for this exciting and innovative project. This project will see the two organisations continue to work closely to deliver a flexible and highly personalised digital experience with the award winning VerseOne CMS at its core, as well as contribution from VerseOne’s Innovation Fund specifically established to support novel projects of this nature. For more information on how VerseOne are helping in the NHS see www.verseone.com.