Social Media for Parents and Carers – Do’s and Don’ts to keep your child or young person safe

Karen Livesey who currently works for C.A.T. – Child sexual exploitation Awareness Training and as an Associate Trainer for Barnardo’s has sent us the following post.  The post is aimed at creating awareness for parents and carers of young people regarding the dangers of social media.   “During Coronavirus lockdown children and young people across…

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Why Preston Monopoly Is Up Our Street!

Press Release 13th July 2020  Pastors ‘Pass GO’ Many Preston charities are getting to star on the brand new official MONOPOLY game for the city – and the very first of these is announced this morning (13th July 2020). Preston & South Ribble (North) Street Pastors is ‘Passing GO’ on the MONOPOLY: Preston Edition game, which will…

What do you do after video conferencing?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Podio Preston decided to temporarily suspend publishing Podio Preston magazine. Since then, like many organisations Podio Preston have taken advantage of the many digital tools available, this includes using Zoom for our team meetings and for recording business and community interviews Podio magazine digitalshift.  We are continuing to…

Is it Time to Write Your Book?

Be inspired with author Caroline James, in the first of a series of writing tips   The long period of Lockdown has been challenging over the last few months. Life as we knew it suddenly changed and with unexpected time spent at home, away from our extended family and friends, the weeks may have dragged…

The 30 Second De-Stress

Following Julie Lightfoot’s recent blogs to help you stay sane during lock-down, we have received the following from Dean Fraser who is the Preston based ‘Quantum Poet’ and coach.  It is a 30 Second De-Stress exercise for our readers to try.   Why not give it a go?   Dean says: ‘’I want to give you…

Preston’s Promise food initiative at UCLan

Podio Preston spoke to Kailash Parekh from the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Preston to find out about the Preston’s Promise community group’s initiative to provide hot meals and food for international UCLan students unable to return home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.   ‘’Around 1,000 of UCLan’s international students are currently receiving donated food…

Community Response to Covid-19 Lockdown: Community Connectors Group Makes Connections Between Neighbours

Dr Julie Ridley, member of the Community Connectors Group and UCLan researcher has written the following story for Podio Preston about the community response to Covid-19 in the Broadgate and Hartington / Christchurch Community. The Community Connectors Response to Covid-19 ‘’At the start of lockdown, individual residents in the south of the City organised support…