Social Spider CIC was commissioned by London Borough of Hackney to set-up and publish a magazine by and for young people in the London Borough of Hackney between 2006 and 2011. 5000 copies of each quarterly issue were distributed to community venues around the borough.
This think piece, funded by the NHS Confederation and published by Mental Health Providers Forum, explores the opportunities and challenges for people with mental health difficulties at a time of increasing need and decreasing public sector resources.
Social Spider CIC worked in partnership with Agents for Change to develop Self-help-housing.org, a project to support community groups working to renovate empty properties and make them available to people in housing need. This project was funded by The Tudor Trust and is now hosted by the housing associations charity, HACT.
Social Spider CIC is working in partnership with other social enterprises and charities based in Waltham Forest to launch a community newspaper for the borough. The newspaper will be published quarterly from June 2014.
Doc Ready is a digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. Doc Ready was developed by a partnership of organisations including Social Spider CIC, Neontribe, Futuregov and Enabled by Design funded through the Innovation Labs Initiative backed by Comic Relief, Nominet Trust and Right Here.
Social Spider CIC has been commissioned by Intentionality CIC to research and write a think piece exploring the role of love in social enterprise, based on interviews with some of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.
A project asking people all across England who have (or have had) mental health difficulties to record a day in their life once a season, analysing what they share to see what really does effect their sense of wellbeing. A day in the life launched in October 2014 and has been featured on BBC News. The project is funded by Public Health England.
Social Spider CIC is looking for a volunteer editorial assistant to work on a new community newspaper for the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Details of the role are available here. Application deadline in Monday April 28th 2014.