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Netbuddy.org.uk is an interactive online community providing hundreds of practical tips and suggestions for supporting people with learning disabilities.
It was launched in September 2010 and is a free resource, available 24 hours a day, where people can go to find ideas on everything from brushing teeth to coping with challenging behaviour.
There are also interactive information packs on the site, which users can add to and develop themselves. These range from guidance about financial support to arts and leisure activities for people with learning disabilities.
Deborah Gundle, co-founder of this social enterprise says: “Netbuddy is the first online resource of its kind. It's so simple and fills such an obvious need that a lot of people think it must already exist – but it doesn't!"
She says that Netbuddy provides support in a very real, practical way. The beauty of the website is that it is completely interactive. People can add their own tips and develop the resource on an ongoing basis.
Netbuddy, based in London, say they are thrilled to receive the Inspiring Voices award of £500 because it demonstrates just what people can achieve for themselves. They hope it will raise their profile and reach a lot more people who could benefit from the website.
Find out more at the Netbuddy website.