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Help me investigate

www.helpmeinvestigate.com is a place where you can collaborate with other people to investigate things.

1. Start an investigation 2. Invite other people to help you investigate it 3. Collaborate and share answers

investigate

"Think something is unjust or unfair - or just curious to know why something happened or how something works? Are you saying "Someone ought to do something"? That someone is you."

Very exiting. The public are investigating! Why does my doctor have an 0845 number? What are the plans for the mosaic at Stockland Green School?

Thanks to @dominiccampbell for discovery.

Dundee talks to me about Service

This weekend, I spent an afternoon in Dundee city centre asking people about their good and bad service experiences. I carried out this research to gain a deeper understanding of how the word 'service’ is perceived by the public. As part of my Masters project pitch I highlighted that the public are unaware of just how many services they interact with on a daily basis . [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.838097&w=425&h=350&fv=]

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Speaking to this range of people showed me that this is very true. It also showed me that people are very passionate about the services they use and how they are treated as customers.

You can see photographs of the day here – taken by Kate Andrews.

Dundee gets fresh and fruity

AN innovative weekly fruit and vegetable stall was opened for the first time yesterday at one of Scotland's busiest hospitals. "The weekly stall, aimed at helping to ensure patients, staff and visitors can get access to the freshest produce available, has been launched at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital. In partnership with Dundee Cyrenians, NHS Tayside will run the market stall every Tuesday between 11am and 4pm in the Fresh Air Garden at the main entrance to the hospital 3340228729_311c079805

NHS Tayside is also planning to extend the initiative to Perth Royal Infirmary and Stracathro Hospital Murray Petrie, chairman of NHS Tayside's single delivery unit, said: "This weekly stall is a great opportunity for staff to have access to the freshest fruit and vegetables and help them get their recommended five a day. The market stall is another example of an innovative partnership which can make a real difference to our patients, visitors and staff."

Dr Drew Walker, NHS Tayside's director of public health, added: "We know that average fruit and vegetable consumption in Scotland falls far short of the recommended five portions per person per day and this is contributing to a wide range of health problems in Tayside"

"This new initiative is an indication of the commitment of NHS Tayside to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, improving nutrition generally and tackling avoidable causes of ill-health."

Wonderful. Hopefully, this will be the start of many similar initiatives in Dundee.

Thank you to Jonathan for discovery.

Everybody's got blank

NYC Service.org establishes a comprehensive local approach to supporting service and citizen engagement - it promotes volunteerism and public-private partnerships. "It will unleash the spirit of service throughout the five boroughs by encouraging and empowering New Yorkers of every age to contribute to the health and well being of their neighbors - and their neighborhoods"

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I really like the concept "I gave blank" they use.

"Everybody's got something to offer. Everybody's got blank.Whether it's a special talent, free time, know-how or a willingness to pitch in, every New Yorker has something to offer. Check out what some New Yorkers are doing with their blanks to help keep this City great."

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The blueprint was poor quality when downloaded but included some nice diagrams.

So if your blank is whatever you have to offer...Today, I think mine would be listening. What would yours be?