Month: October 2013

sixteen25 Launch UK’s First Self-Advocacy App for Children in and Leaving Care in Aid of National Care Leavers Week

Here’s MOMO’s official launch press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY 28 OCTOBER Mind Of My Own (MOMO) is a new self-advocacy app for young people in and leaving care, launched in aid of National Care Leavers Week 2013, at the Access All Areas Conference held in central London on Tuesday 28 October 2013. Supports Self-advocacy for Young… Read more »

The Verdict From Bexley’s Care Leavers

Six months ago we began our journey with young people from Bexley and Surrey. We started making MOMO in paper, then moved to computers and now, with launch day upon us, we have an app that works on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. An app that has been guided every step of the way by… Read more »

An Advocate in Your Pocket by Surrey Childrens Rights Service

On holiday in Edinburgh, I came upon a street called ‘Advocate’s Close’. Being the Children’s Rights Advocacy manager I quickly had this photo taken to mark the spot where, apparently, advocates live! Advocacy Support Should Always Be Nearby Back at work, with the summer a distant memory, the point of the photo seems even clearer:… Read more »

Pricing MOMO: What’s the Value of Service MOMO?

We need your help please. This week at MOMO we’re getting to grips with the most difficult decision we’ve had to make about the app. In March we decided to focus on making an app for looked after young people rather than those with mental health problems. In July we needed to drop one of… Read more »

Say Hello To Service MOMO

It’s for Everyone Today MOMO is just a self-advocacy app for young people. However, in three weeks time it will also include Service MOMO, a package of outcome-enhancing features for services working with children and young people. Because services need help to reach, enable and listen to young people too.