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John Popham posted a status
"Knowsley Housing Trust introduces scheme that allows residents of Gaywood Green free access to WiFi"
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Mark Fletcher replied to sue jennings's discussion Volunteering or Work Experience Digital Champions.... in the group Leeds Digital Inclusion Forum
"I work for Age UK in Leeds and have worked on digital inclusion with various social housing organisations, running courses in sheltered housing compexes and community centres. More generally, we have been running I.T. training courses for our…"
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Apr 17
Jane Lyon replied to Jane Lyon's discussion WiFi provision in community centres
"Thanks James - will have a read!"
Apr 17
Jane Lyon replied to Jane Lyon's discussion WiFi provision in community centres
"Thanks Peter"
Apr 17
James Lewis replied to Jane Lyon's discussion WiFi provision in community centres
"You may find this information useful which is legal guidance provided to the HE/FE sector on computer misuse - much should be applicable in other areas too. "
Apr 17
Cath Padfield replied to Jane Lyon's discussion WiFi provision in community centres
"hi Jane the law in question is primarily the Digital Economy Act 2010  basically, by providing access, the community centre would effectively be acting like an ISP, and therefore technically responsible for any traffic over the network.…"
Apr 16
Peter Reed-Forrester replied to Jane Lyon's discussion WiFi provision in community centres
"Hi Jane, We are actually doing this with various housing providers across the UK at the moment. Basically, the HA's we work with have gone for a fully managed solution from us at CommunityUK that takes care of all these issues for you. I would…"
Apr 16
Andrew Bennett is now a member of Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Apr 16


Key Findings - Supporting Digital Engagement in Sheffield

Started by Jane Lyon in General discussion Apr 14. 0 Replies

Please find a link below to the key findings from a digital inclusion pilot project carried out in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and supported by partners inclusing the Tinder Foundation, tenants and residents…Continue

Scheme for affordable new equipment

Started by Louise Taggart in General discussion. Last reply by John Popham Apr 11. 5 Replies

Hi all,I am sure most of us are familiar with affordable refurbished equipment schemes. We have used these and have found the equipment to not always be the best solution for tenants and they can be glitchy due to the age of the equipment. Given…Continue

Started by Helen Harvey in General discussion. Last reply by Ben Brown (Admin) Apr 11. 3 Replies

Hi all, have gone into liquidation and I wondered if anyone has heard from any of their residents with regards to them losing money?I was notified from a resident that they have lost…Continue

WiFi provision in community centres

Started by Jane Lyon in General discussion. Last reply by Jane Lyon Apr 17. 5 Replies

I remember a discussion on here a little while ago about organisations providing WiFi in community centres. Were there some legal issues around who is liable for content of search etc. Any advice?Many thanksJaneContinue

getting on line

Started by Alan Catterick in Technology. Last reply by James Lewis Apr 16. 6 Replies

I am researching ways and means of getting older people on line in the UK.My work in UK with older people (55 - 70 year old) has shown that there are a number of barriers.1/ There is no real enticement for these people to go on line. I have found…Continue

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Join Tinder and partners in the Big Lottery Fund bid

Started by Vicky Lawson in General discussion Mar 20. 0 Replies

Tinder Foundation, together with our partners Abilitynet, Digital Outreach Ltd, SCVO, Supporting Communities Northern Ireland and NIACE Dysgu Cymru, has reached the second stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s Basic Online Skills programme.Now we're…Continue

Digital Champion Violunteers

Started by Mark Gowers in General discussion. Last reply by Mark Gowers Apr 4. 4 Replies

We're looking at ways in which our Digital Inclusion Champion Volunteers can encourage and inspire residents to get online.One consideration is to provide a DICV with a small tablet with which to illustrate the potential of the web and benefits of…Continue

Basic computing workbooks

Started by Scott Tandy in General discussion. Last reply by Scott Tandy Apr 3. 2 Replies

Hi I have recently set up a basic I.T. course and am in the process of creating workbooks to support tenants. From consultation with interested tenants it seems basic computing, basic word, basic email and basic internet are the key themes. Have…Continue

DI Information request

Started by Helen O'Sullivan in General discussion. Last reply by Helen Rowe Mar 24. 2 Replies

hi there - is there anyone in this group who will be willing to share information on 1. job descriptions for DI Managers/Project Managers. 2. how DI teams were established. 3 what variety of DI teams are out there - eosecially in the social housing…Continue

getting residents connected

Started by Mark Gowers in General discussion. Last reply by DARREN MACKIN Feb 28. 5 Replies

Hi, was wondering if any housing providers had explored the possibility of paying for a 12 month landline rental for any of their more disadvantaged residents so thay they (the resident) might access inexpensive WiFi from such providers as Plusnet.…Continue

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Posted by Ben Roberts on April 8, 2014 at 12:03 2 Comments

Has anyone got any experience of using Skype for repairs / general contact calls? I think it would be a great communication channel for tenants to contact us here at Herefordshire Housing but I'd love to hear from anyone with experience of implementing this, pitfalls, statistics etc. I've had some good response from Twitter but any more information would be much appreciated.

Northern Housing Consortium Digital Inclusion Conference

Posted by John Popham on March 14, 2014 at 9:32 0 Comments

The Northern Housing Consortium's Digital Inclusion Conference yesterday turned out to be an even better event that I had envisaged when I was putting the programme together.

Watch out for a Storify of it coming shortly. But, in the interim you can see what happened here

There are loads of good ideas and resources in there…


Digital inclusion volunteering leads to job

Posted by Kelsie Rebekah Cantelo on March 6, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

Saleh Baqi lives in Newport and was searching for work, with a background in IT. Due to his experience, he wanted to help volunteer in the local area. So when Bianca John, Volunteer Coordinator of Bron Afon met Saleh at the Job Centre, she instantly invited him along to meet with the Bron Afon Digital Inclusion…


Digital inclusion helps mother gain employment

Posted by Kelsie Rebekah Cantelo on March 6, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

Pictured: Wednesday Work Club at Bron Afon Community Housing

Bron Afon Community Housing has a weekly job club at their head office in Llantarnam Industrial Estate, Cwmbran. 

Catherine Glastonbury, a single mother living in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran was attending for support…


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