Wikis are simple, accessible, secure and easy to build personal websites.
- They can be used to create multimedia person-centred plans that use pictures, words, video and sound to capture the voice, skills, aspirations and needs of the individual.
- Wiki’s allow individuals and families to share their story in their own way.
- Wiki’s are owned by the individual/family they are private and secure and password protected, the owner of the Wiki decides what information from the Wiki they want to share and with whom to share it with.
Wiki’s give individuals and families the chance to tell their story in their own words - focusing on skills, talents and aspirations. It can be used to share information with different people and means that family’s do not have to tell their story repeatedly. Wiki’s can be used to share information for Education Health and Care plans, annual reviews, medical appointments and sharing successes.
Wiki’s in West Sussex
West Sussex are currently Piloting a number of personal Wiki’s across the county and individuals and their families are already telling us about the benefits to them.
We are also developing 6 Public Wiki’s.
View 5 of the Wiki's below:
- Choice Team's Wiki
- Commissioning Team's Wiki
- Local Offer
- SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Youth Participation
- Preparing for Adulthood
You can find out more about Wiki’s through the Rix Research and Media Website. Wiki’s can now be accessed by individuals directly through Rix at a cost of £60 per year.
"I was introduced to Katie’s Wiki page by her Mother Rachel. Rachel thought it would be a good idea for me to have a look prior to my visit with Katie. I thought it was a really good way to gain a wealth of information about Katie that would have taken so much time to obtain face to face. By simply logging on to the page I could access Katie’s low vision assessment and see videos on how her eyesight affects her ability to read print. I could then easily access a link to what Katie likes to do in her spare time, school life, and aspirations for the future. I feel that it gave a great insight into Katie’s life and from a sight loss point of view allowed me to see her low vision assessment including what text size she can read. All in all it was a great benefit to have access to this." Mark Brownlow, ROVI, - Independent Living Team
Wiki Wednesday (new dates to be added shortly) Learn from each other, share and build the BEST Wiki. ‘Wiki Buddies’ - Rachel, Lise & Anna - will be on hand to help.
If you would like to talk to anyone about Wikis then please email the SEND Commissioning Team - [email protected]
If you would like to talk to other parent carers, who are using Wikis then please email Wiki Buddies - [email protected]
If you or your Team is interested in developing a public Wiki please contact Rix directly: [email protected] These can be accessed at a cost of £100 per annum this includes hosting and support.