We have launched an exciting new online platform called The Buzz, by Community Catalysts. We hope this resource will help to keep everyone motivated, energised and entertained during lockdown.
The Buzz is a collection of free videos with activities that people can do at home, such as art, dance, exercise, cooking and more. It has been designed to be inclusive and accessible to a wide audience including people with a learning disability.
New videos will be added to our dedicated Facebook group every weekday – starting Monday 4th May – and weekly on our Small Good Stuff website – from Monday 11th May.
Each video is produced by one of the many fantastic community enterprises who have been supported by Community Catalysts across the UK, including a number of excellent Birmingham based enterprises.
The Buzz can be accessed in two ways:
1. On the Facebook group – search on Facebook for ‘The Buzz by Community Catalysts’ or click this link: www.facebook.com/groups/hellothebuzz
2. On our Small Good Stuff website - www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk/the-buzz/
Facebook group members can use the group to share their ideas, send in pictures of the things they have created and let us know how they are getting on with the activities.
To become a member of the Facebook group, people will need a Facebook profile. You must also read the group rules and agree to them when joining. We will monitor everything that is shared in the Facebook group including all videos and members’ posts and comments. We will check everything before it is approved to make sure the group is safe and fun for everyone.
We have created an easy read information sheet about The Buzz: https://www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easy-Read-Invite-to-Join-The-Buzz.pdf
This in an easy read information guide to using social media and Facebook safely, which you may find helpful: https://www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Easy-read-social-media-from-Disability-Wales.pdf
For those who may need some assistance to get online, there is local help available from:
• Disability Resource Centre: contact Michael on 07887 426 947 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Digikick: contact 07920 490 263