Gender Balance is a Business Issue

Today is International Women’s Day! We’d like to celebrate it by highlighting gender balance and how important it is to us here at Automattic. While gender balance in itself is definitely something worth pursuing for ethical reasons, we also strongly believe that it makes good business sense. As our CEO Matt Mullenweg said in his … Read more

Free Domain Privacy Protection

Keeping your data safe is as important to us as it is to you. Privacy protection for domains that are registered at WordPress.com is now free, so you don’t have to choose between your site and your security. What is domain privacy protection? When you register a new domain, you have to provide personal contact … Read more

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

Your website’s dashboard should be as welcoming to you as your website’s home page is to your visitors. One way to do that? Customize your WordPress.com dashboard with color schemes. Today, you’ve got three new options for adding a little behind-the-scenes zing: introducing Powder Snow, Nightfall, and Sakura, designed especially for you by our Art … Read more

Calculating the cost/benefit of advocacy

Today, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to bring you the final film from our Older People’s Cancer Voices work. George, Varun and Carmela from EY (formerly Ernst & Young) explain how it is they came to report that for every £1 invested in our cancer advocacy work, there is a £6.70 social, financial and … Read more

Is a Lasting Power of Attorney still the answer?

Today solicitor Amy Lloyd of leading law firm Wright Hassall explains why she believes a Lasting Power of Attorney remains the answer at a time when the rationale for using them is being questioned: Denzil Lush, until recently the most senior judge in the UK Court of Protection, stated that he would never sign a … Read more

Lost in transition?

Today Rhonda Oliver, Project Manager from Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy & Advocacy in Barnet, discusses the issues facing older people, especially in transition from hospital and what Advocacy in Barnet is doing to help: The National Health Service (NHS) is bursting at the seams and struggling to cope with record levels of demand. Services are stretched … Read more

Living Memory website

On Tuesday 9th January 2018 we launched the “Living Memory” project at Sandwell Community & History Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick library.  To keep up to date with this exciting two year project take a look at the website.

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