A new look for Coleman Web

Late last year I decided to resurrect Coleman Web from its archived state over at WordPress.com. In the process I moved the site back to its previous hosting provider NetHosted and decided to go for a no tracker/cookie approach. The move allowed me to use a fresh WordPress install and to import and edit my old content and links.

Today the site has been updated with the WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme. This underpins my simplicity approach with a clear and dynamic visualisation. Previously separate menus linking to pages, posts, categories and other websites are being reviewed and merged to provide one simple menu to bring content closer to the user.

Save the Brookdale in Ainsdale

With having seen first hand the benefits delivered to carers and users this petition was one that I put my name on straight away

To: Sefton Council and MP’s

Our campaign is to challenge the proposed closure of the Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale. We need the council and MP’s to listen and work out a way to keep this centre open.

Why is this important?

It is a vital service for elderly people with Dementia/Alzheimer’s and should stay open. This centre is situated in Ainsdale, Southport. It is the only Dementia specialist care centre in a catchment area of approximately 150,000 people. The council proposes to close it and move everybody across to another centre. This unit with specialist trained staff provides a day care service for older people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and deals with cases from early onset to the later stages of the illness. It provides a vital life-line for carers giving them the required respite whilst being assured of the safety, health and well-being of their loved ones at the centre. The centre is geographically perfectly placed in the middle of the areas it services.

Please look at the response on our Facebook page ‘Friends of Brookdale’
https://www.facebook.com/brookdaledaycentre

Coleman Web – Hosting Update

Coleman Web has undergone some changes in the background over previous months. The site has been moved from its lovely home at nethosted.co.uk over to wordpress.com. The site is still WordPress powered and the look and feel of the site has been for the most part maintained.

Why move?

The move was necessary as part of a general tightening of my wallet as I looked to get the same for less from my outgoings. As Coleman Web is a personal website and a free service was available (although more restricted than a self-hosted wordpress website) I decided to take the plunge.

Thanks to NetHosted.co.uk

I would like to thank the staff at nethosted .co.uk who have delivered an unbelievable level of service at all times of day and night. Always helpful, no matter how stupid the question with polite responses sometimes within minutes late at night. If you are looking for UK based website hosting services please check them out.

Why keep this site going?

I’ve often asked myself this at times, especially when I don’t update it for months at a time. However, I do find myself returning to the site. I’ve tried Facebook and others but they don’t appeal to me. So for now, I keep the lights on.