Jaki King

Community Mapping - Utilising Tech for Good to Support Resilient Communities

A Session by Jaki King (CEO & Founder, If Everyone Cares CIC)

About this Session

aDoddle.org is Community Mapping ‘Out-of-the-box’- a flexible and versatile overarching tool which connects people and communities – one click at a time. Empowering people to find the right choices & opportunities for them, at the right time, in the right location.

The Problem: Across the country the importance & value of Asset Based Community Development is high on the agenda for many organisations, both at a local, regional and national level. The combination of the pandemic and now the cost-of-living crisis, has highlighted the urgency for a resource that helps each sector within all communities to easily:

· Provide an overview of existing community solutions & knowledge, to aid key decision makers, supporting the development of community collaboration, links & networks, leading to the growth of more resilient communities

· Empower people, from the ground up, by helping them to discover the support, opportunities and resources that they can access within their community.

From warm spaces, walking for health, support during a crisis, resources to escape abuse, places to volunteer or connect with others, and much more. All of which help to reduce isolation and the impact of crisis situations. aDoddle.org is positioned perfectly to as the missing link between communities in desperate need of help to develop their resilience.

Join the founder of aDoddle.org, the UK’s first growing network of connected area-based, or niche based, community maps - 'Out of The Box', to explore the many ways in which community mapping can help to not only reduce this but also empower people and support the growth of more resilient communities by ‘joining the dots’.

Across the UK there are over 150k charities and even more community groups & projects that provide critical support & opportunities to connect with others.

Yet, believe it or not, too often it’s easier to find a restaurant on Google Maps, as there is no central hub that brings this information together.

Meaning that information is dis-jointed, incomplete and often out date. aDoddle.org Community Mapping is about connecting people and communities with the support, opportunities and awareness of resources available to them within their local area. Working together to build more resilient communities.

There will be time for a Q&A at the end. Other Information:

Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), commissioned by Eden Project initiative The Big Lunch and funded by the Big Lottery, showed that:

Disconnected communities could be costing society £32 billion a year. It also revealed the annual cost to public services of social isolation and disconnected communities, including: Demand on health services:

£5.2 billion (equal to the cost of building 70 new Specialist Emergency Care hospitals ) Demand on policing: £205 million (equal to the median yearly salary of 6584 police officers) Disconnected communities are also linked to a loss of productivity, with a net cost to the economy of nearly £12 billion every year.

21 June 2023, 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About The Speakers

Jaki King

Jaki King

CEO & Founder, If Everyone Cares CIC