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A guide to staying connected

Sometimes it’s difficult for everyone to find a time and a place where everyone can meet. This guide to staying connected will help people in different locations access and take part in community meetings, even when a venue isn’t available. We’ve produced it for Big Local partnerships, workers and LTOs who may be new to ‘virtual meetings’.

We want to hear about Big Local areas’ success with holding online events; maybe you’ve held a virtual knit and natter session or conducted choir practice virtually. Let us know what you’ve been doing at programmes@localtrust.org.uk

Information on Covid-19 for Big Local Partnerships, workers and LTOs can be found here.

Local Trust is offering every Big Local area a free premium account for video conferencing software, Zoom, to help partnerships host remote meetings and events during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

How to keep working on Big Local, when you can’t be in a room together 
How to stay in touch with Local Trust online 

Zoom for Big Local areas

We are offering every Big Local area a free premium account for video conferencing software, Zoom,  to hold online meetings with up to 100 participants. For more information and to get an account for your area, please contact digital@localtrust.org.uk to get an account for your partnership.

Support with using Zoom

We will be holding weekly Zoom training sessions, starting in the second week of April –  look out for further information on this soon on our events page. If you would like one-to-one support for help getting started on Zoom. Please contact us at digital@localtrust.org.uk We have also produced some guidance to get you started.