Click Start Phase I
Earlier in 2009 people from all kinds of services and organisations were involved in the first phase of the Click Start project. As a result more than one hundred easy build, accessible wiki websites were created, providing useful information and advice about the transition to independent living for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Ten London boroughs tried and tested the innovative Click Start software and had the opportunity to make easy to understand websites, set up Borough Editorial Teams to co-ordinate them all under one portal website and create a one-stop-shop for accessible transition information in their boroughs.
This first phase of Click Start culminated in a launch event at the House of Lords in July 2009, where Lord Brian Rix called for a nationwide rollout of Click Start, asking where the next round of funding would come from to push this initiative forward.
‘Every borough in the land can do what these ten London boroughs have done and make a great contribution to improving the lives of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.’
Rix Centre Director Andy Minnion speaking at the House of Lords, July 2009
Click Start Phase II
At the House of Lords event the LSC announced further funding for the project, and as a result Click Start is now moving into its second stage. Learning from the first phase of the project and drawing from the feedback and input of all of those involved, we have refined and simplified the website package making it even easier to use and understand. The new look Click Start website will be ready for launch on the 24th November 2009.
In the second stage of Click Start we will work closely with borough teams to help them establish a robust set up from which to run Click Start fully independently in the New Year. This will be a joint research project with borough teams, and as part of this we will work closely with services and service users to help develop the best model of accessible information delivery for your borough. The second stage of Click Start will provide:
- A package of training & support for wiki website makers and portal editors
- Free weekly workshop sessions at the Rix Centre
- Advice & guidance on technical set-up
- Free training sessions in your borough
- We will help you work with senior staff in your borough to look at ways of establishing a workable and sustainable model for running Click Start.
- We will help you to recruit wiki website makers and organisations that want wiki websites, as well as help establish service user input.
For more information contact Charlie Saward on 0208 223 7561, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org