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James Lewis posted a status
"Official: almost never line install charges for BT Basic+broadband! See bit.ly/1OCXJnO for copy of chat with BT adviser for exact details."
Friday
James Lewis replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental
"So I decided to bottom this out, especially before the event on April 14th! Here's an excerpt of my chat with BT for info straight from the horse's mouth...and it's good news! Paula: Sorry it took so long James James Lewis: don't…"
Friday
John Popham posted a status
"Voice of Leeds Summit: Tackling how to digitally connect the city http://bit.ly/19nPJGk"
Thursday
Miranda Clarke replied to Miranda Clarke's discussion A server and license to network 10 comuters ??
"Thanks Philip your advice most helpful and think we are now almost there ! Really appreciate your help, cheers Miranda"
Tuesday
Hannah Bailey replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion ideas on digital engagement and health.
"Hi John, Thanks for the links and your reply, i like the Australian vision of a connected household. I took a couple of i-pads to a health event so people could have a play with the Philips heart rate app. I thought it may freak them out a bit (its…"
Tuesday
John Popham replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion ideas on digital engagement and health.
"Hi Hannah I think breaking down social isolation through tech will improve people's health and well-being in itself. Beyond that, Skype consultations with health professionals should be becoming the norm (see this for a GP's…"
Tuesday
Craig Stephenson commented on Craig Stephenson's photo
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Digital Poverty Spiral (1)

"Hi Lynne - absolutely.  There are many mitigating factors when it comes be being digitally excluded.  But this leads to the same spiral where it becomes more and more difficult to break out of without external help."
Mar 23
Hannah Bailey posted a discussion

ideas on digital engagement and health.

Hi,Just scoping out ideas for activity around digital engagement and health. Keen to find out what other housing providers have done on this topic.Am particularly interested in activity that has got the whole household involved.Thank you for your contributions in advance.See More
Mar 23
Lynne Thompson commented on Craig Stephenson's photo
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Digital Poverty Spiral (1)

"It's just not a matter of lack of skills and experience with technology, that keep sectors of society on the digital poverty spiral. Learning disabilities, issues of numeracy, literacy, religious values, family dynamics and neighbourhood…"
Mar 23
Steve Ruffle added a discussion to the group Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network
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RotherFed Digital Champions

Know of anyone interested in becoming a digital champion?See More
Mar 21
Profile IconSimon Jones and kevin roberts joined Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Mar 20
Philip Bowen replied to Miranda Clarke's discussion A server and license to network 10 comuters ??
"Hello, You don't need a server to network the PC's together, just need to assign a fixed IP to each machine on the same subnet (not very complicated to do). You also need a 'switch' that they all plug into (something like a…"
Mar 19

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ideas on digital engagement and health.

Started by Hannah Bailey in General discussion. Last reply by Hannah Bailey on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi,Just scoping out ideas for activity around digital engagement and health. Keen to find out what other housing providers have done on this topic.Am particularly interested in activity that has got the whole household involved.Thank you for your…Continue

discounted Microsoft Office

Started by Hannah Bailey in General discussion. Last reply by Hannah Bailey Mar 13. 6 Replies

Hi,I am aware of discounted Office for students, but wondered if there was a version for other profiles, i.e. low income?A point in the right direction would be very much appreciated.Continue

Pay as you go Wi-Fi broadband service

Started by Randall Shortland in General discussion. Last reply by John Popham Mar 10. 8 Replies

Hi, I’m currently working with an ISP to scope out a potential pay as you go broadband service for our tenants.The way it works is that the company in question need permission and facility to install a mast (I say mast it’s only about 2ft high),…Continue

IT technical advice sessions

Started by Scott Tandy in Technology. Last reply by Scott Tandy Feb 24. 3 Replies

Im looking to work with our IT team to set up free IT technical advice sessions. The idea is for a tenant to book a timeslot and then bring their device to the e.g. quarterly session whereby the IT people will attempt to fix their computer. If the…Continue

A server and license to network 10 comuters ??

Started by Miranda Clarke in Technology. Last reply by Miranda Clarke on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hi all, we have a lovely set of brand new PCs in our community room in West Gorton but all stand alone and would like to network them. I have been advised we need to purchase a server and Windows 8 license any idea where I can start my research /…Continue

Digital Champions Posters

Started by Matt Nelson in General discussion. Last reply by Matt Nelson Feb 12. 2 Replies

From this week ,as part of the Cambridgeshire Public Sector Network project, all of our sheltered housing communal areas will now benefit from free WiFi. I am just about to start promoting the concept of digital champions, with the intention of…Continue

Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental

Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion. Last reply by James Lewis on Friday. 11 Replies

We (Link Group) have just signed an agreement with Happus to provide broadband to our tenants for £11.85 a month including line rental.  I can post a bit more about this deal if anyone is interested.Continue

Is anyone using Yammer or similar in their organisation?

Started by Pamela Holstein in Social media. Last reply by Mark Hesford Jan 14. 2 Replies

I'm putting together a buisness case for Yammer and I'd be interested to hear how other landlords have used this or other social networks for internal comms.Continue

Tablet Loan Scheme

Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion. Last reply by James Lewis Mar 3. 15 Replies

We have a successful laptop loan scheme running and are thinking of starting a tablet loan scheme.  Has anyone found any fundamental differences in loaning laptops and tablets?Continue

Digital Inclusion Budgets

Started by Stacey Green in General discussion. Last reply by Stacey Green Jan 6. 3 Replies

Digital Inclusion colleagues... is anyone willing to share how their organisations budget for DI initiatives? My budget has increased significantly for 2015/16 and I'd like to be able to share with our ELT team what others are doing by way of…Continue

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Online discount voucher scheme

Posted by Ellie Turner on March 3, 2015 at 15:01 3 Comments

Hello. I recall a while ago hearing about a housing association that signed up to an online shopping scheme to encourage residents to go online but cannot remember the details. 

Does anyone know of a scheme like this anywhere?

Thank you

Do you connect with your digital support volunteers?

Posted by Lynne Thompson on March 3, 2015 at 11:21 0 Comments

I know some of you will be using a team of volunteers, to help get your clients online, or to improve what bits of existing knowledge they have. They may be a team of staff, or a team of experienced residence, or mixture of both.  Whatever your set up, are you able to keep connected with your team?

It's important that your volunteers feel that they are part of your project, of improving people's online skills.  That their contribution is being acknowledged.  For some it maybe…

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New web resource to connect housing associations to kit and connectivity offers

Posted by Sophie McKechnie on February 26, 2015 at 16:30 0 Comments

I'm the Digital Inclusion project manager at the Hyde Group, and current chair of the Connected Housing Inititaive (CHI), a group of RSLs working to help develop and share kit and connectivity offers available to social housing residents .

The CHI is made up of 13 housing associations who came together last year because we all felt there was a ‘missing piece’ in our digital inclusion activities – affordable and flexible kit and connectivity options.  In the digital inclusion world, a…

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Helping older Tenants to Go Digital

Posted by Peter Reed-Forrester on February 13, 2015 at 12:20 0 Comments

Bill is 1 of over 800 of Orbit Group customers helped by the CommunityUK Free WiFi project & #godigital skills - Great story and very pleased to have been of help Bill!

 
 
 

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