GE2019: The NHS

In the run up to the general election, I've been looking in more detail at some of Labour's policies. It seems lately that people are always saying things like, "what this country needs is..." and "this bloody government..." and there's a general sense in the air that...

GE2019: Universal Basic Income

In the run up to the General Election on 12th December I want to look at different Labour policies to explore what it is that Labour is offering. Labour’s policies will transform the country and their plans are fully costed. They know their plans are achievable,...

GE2019: A National Education Service

In the run up to the General Election on 12th December I want to look at different Labour policies to explain what it is that Labour is offering. Labour’s policies will transform the country and their plans are fully costed. They know their plans are achievable,...

GE2019: Labour’s Brexit Policy

In the run up to the General Election on 12th December I want to look at different Labour policies to explain what it is that Labour is offering. Labour's policies will transform the country and their plans are fully costed. They know their plans are achievable,...

Speech to the People’s Powerhouse event hosted by Inclusive Economy Liverpool – 24/10/19

Hi there, as Patrick just said, I’m Helen from Little Sandbox, we run tech clubs for kids and more recently opened a community makerspace at Norris Green Library. Today I’m here to tell you about how we developed a person centred approach to digital inclusion, by...

Helen P. Stephens is a maker, author and social entrepreneur.

In 2010 she set up a social enterprise to provide affordable web design services to voluntary and community groups. In 2014 she Co-founded Little Sandbox, a Tech Club for kids providing an environment for children to make use of digital equipment and resources to develop their tech skills. This expanded in 2019 to become a makerspace when Sandbox Workshop was opened to the public in a community library in North Liverpool.

Helen is also a non-executive director/trustee of 3 other social enterprises: VOLA Learning Consortium, Inclusive Economy Liverpool and Periscope Productions CIC.

 

Following graduation from a music industry management degree, she lived in London, working for a number of music companies. She returned home to Liverpool and worked in a variety of jobs from admin to childcare – She even had a short stint as a taxi driver. She enjoys creative writing; short stories, poetry and her debut full length novel was published in August 2014.

She is the co-founder of Little Sandbox and Sandbox Workshop – a kids tech club and community makerspace in North Liverpool – and is passionate about encouraging women and girls to take an interest in technology and digital making.

She spends her spare time playing video games and watching television. She supports Liverpool football club and is a member of the Labour Party. She lives with her long term boyfriend and their cat Tilly.

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