Foster carers in Monmouthshire on Yammer


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Monmouthshire County Council used the private Facebook-like tool Yammer to help the Council’s foster carer community provide peer support and improve communication:

Foster carers in Monmouthshire have a social media platform that allows them to privately have group conversations, to share tips and opinions on their work, policies they work to and life in Monmouthshire.

Foster carers are very active on the site and regularly chat to each other in a way they were never able to before when they met face-to-face occasionally.

They talk on Yammer. Yammer has allowed council officers create an ‘external network‘ that is a private, ‘invite only’, group. It was created by officers but is very much owned by Foster Carers.

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