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Vicky Lawson updated an event

Delivering Digital Inclusion in Social Housing at Sheffield Cathedral, Church St, Sheffield, United Kingdom

September 18, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Join other social housing professionals on 18th September to learn why digital inclusion is becoming increasingly important for social housing residents, how social housing providers are key in reaching the digitally excluded, and how you can easily improve your current digital inclusion strategy to achieve more.Speakers include:Helen Milner, Tinder Foundation’s Chief Executive and Chair of the Social Housing Providers Digital Inclusion Strategy Group.James Richardson, Tinder Foundation’s…See More
Thursday
James Burton replied to James Burton's discussion Any Digital Inclusion Pilot Program Write-Ups
"Sounds great, thanks for that!"
Sep 10
Vicky Lawson replied to James Burton's discussion Any Digital Inclusion Pilot Program Write-Ups
"Hi James,  The Tinder Foundation research team are currently pulling together evaluation from all of the Digital Deal projects. These will be presented at the social housing event next Thursday and then will be published up here on the Digital…"
Sep 10
James Burton posted a discussion

Any Digital Inclusion Pilot Program Write-Ups

Hi All,Am currently looking to run a pilot digital inclusion program; am wondering if there are any previous pilot write-ups with hard facts and figures that people would be willing to share?Thanks in advance :)See More
Sep 9
Lisa lee posted a discussion

Interesting Article: How to Use Social Media to Build Online Communities for Housing Residents

Hi everyone, I have come across another article singing the praises of using Facebook to engage tenants of social housing. http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2014/sep/08/how-build-online-community-residentsWhat do you think??See More
Sep 9
Lisa Duffy replied to Maria Soleil's discussion Get Online Week
"Hi I work with residents across the UK delivering a subsidised training scheme which offers affordable low cost devices and training.  Some of the successes I have had with customers cover Skype, creating a google account which customers have…"
Sep 8
Craig Stephenson replied to Maria Soleil's discussion Get Online Week
"It will be as informal as possible so there will be staff on site rather than an external training provider.  One of the sites has wifi paid for by the residents although this has very low usage.  We will need to use an O2 mifi unit at the…"
Sep 8
Maria Soleil replied to Maria Soleil's discussion Get Online Week
"Hi Craig, Thanks for replying. That sounds similar to what we are planning. Will you be using an external training provider or will your staff be leading the drop in sessions? Do the sheltered schemes have wifi?"
Sep 8
Craig Stephenson replied to Maria Soleil's discussion Get Online Week
"Hi Maria - we are running sessions in two of our sheltered housing complexes that week.  We are enticing residents with tea and cake for a drop-in session with their own equipment.  We are also focusing on explaining and showing…"
Sep 8
Maria Soleil posted a discussion

Get Online Week

Hi all,I was wondering if anyone else is planning to hold any events or do anything for Get Online Week? It is coming up soon and I'm hoping to plan some very small scale computer taster sessions at a couple of our sheltered schemes in Medway.Myself and a colleague have been doing some research and we've found that a number of residents have computers/tablets and don't always know how to use them properly.If anyone else is planning anything or has held any training sessions, it would be good to…See More
Sep 8
Steve Ruffle replied to Steve Ruffle's discussion Getting Rotherham Online Conference in the group Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network
"Getting Rotherham Online is a free event  to be  be held between 9.30am and 1pm on Monday 6th October 2014 at the Unity Centre on St. Leonards Road in Rotherham. The morning will include a mixture of activities, demonstrations, speeches…"
Sep 7

Forum

Any Digital Inclusion Pilot Program Write-Ups

Started by James Burton in General discussion. Last reply by James Burton Sep 10. 2 Replies

Hi All,Am currently looking to run a pilot digital inclusion program; am wondering if there are any previous pilot write-ups with hard facts and figures that people would be willing to share?Thanks in advance :)Continue

Interesting Article: How to Use Social Media to Build Online Communities for Housing Residents

Started by Lisa lee in General discussion Sep 9. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I have come across another article singing the praises of using Facebook to engage tenants of social housing. …Continue

Get Online Week

Started by Maria Soleil in General discussion. Last reply by Lisa Duffy Sep 8. 4 Replies

Hi all,I was wondering if anyone else is planning to hold any events or do anything for Get Online Week? It is coming up soon and I'm hoping to plan some very small scale computer taster sessions at a couple of our sheltered schemes in Medway.Myself…Continue

Broadband specialist Keycom helps housing association get online

Started by Lisa lee in General discussion. Last reply by John Popham Aug 29. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, Interesting article posted on www.stokesentinel.co.uk/ yesterday: …Continue

Interesting Article: Paying Rent Through Facebook

Started by Lisa lee in General discussion. Last reply by Craig Stephenson Aug 25. 5 Replies

I have stumbled across a really interesting article, Opinion: Paying Rent Through Facebook.It basically suggests that social media is a…Continue

Online tenant services - Applying online?

Started by Rebecca Paul in General discussion Aug 15. 0 Replies

I'm looking to (finally) get some online services for our residents. Has anyone looked into tenants applying online?I know a lot of providers have introduced online repair tracking & rent statement viewing but I'd really be interested to hear…Continue

Community Development training for Social Housing Providers - few places left

Started by Vicky Lawson in General discussion Aug 8. 0 Replies

Just thought I'd let everyone know that the intake for this September's Level 3 Community Development Award is entirely made up of social housing professionals so far... so if you were thinking about doing this qualification then this group will be…Continue

Need someone well versed in Android

Started by James Lewis in General discussion Aug 1. 0 Replies

Looking at solutions to quickly configure some tablets to a standard set-up, possibly "cooking a custom ROM" with curated apps. Would do it myself but don't really have the spare time. There is some budget for it - anyone know someone in…Continue

Help to find an inspirational guest speaker?

Started by Jane Lyon in General discussion. Last reply by Jane Lyon Aug 5. 2 Replies

We are holding our annual tenants conference in Sheffield on the 21st October and looking for an inspirational speaker to come and help tenants in Sheffield to realise the benefits of getting online - any thoughts and suggestions appreciated.The…Continue

Blog Posts

Free digital strategy webinar

Posted by Dave Briggs on August 17, 2014 at 20:07 0 Comments

There was a lot of interest in my last webinar on Think Digital, where I talked through the ten principles fairly briefly, just to give folk an overview of what I am on about.

I think it’s time to go into more detail about how you can make this happen, so…

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Think Digital

Posted by Dave Briggs on July 30, 2014 at 17:02 0 Comments

Hi everyone

Those looking at organisation-wide digital transformation and putting an effective digital strategy in place might find this recording of a webinar I recorded earlier this week of interest.

It is based around 10 'Think Digital' principles I have put together based on the work I have been doing with various organisations on digital strategy.

It focuses on the lessons we can all learn from a digital way of doing things - which is less about technology and tools…

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Digital skills training helps overcome benefit changes

Posted by Laura Simpson on July 16, 2014 at 17:20 0 Comments

In Gwynedd, BT, Communities 2.0, Gwynedd Council, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd and Citizens Online are working together to run the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion.

Get IT Together - Gwynedd Project Coordinator, Daniel Richards has been helping Caernarfon resident, Tanwen to use learn new IT skills to enable her to manage her benefit changes.



Tanwen was referred to the Get IT Together project by Cartrefi Cymunedol…

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Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up

Posted by Laura Simpson on July 15, 2014 at 18:53 1 Comment

Leading Digital Skills charity Citizens Online has called for a radical change to the way the 6.8m offline adults in the UK are given skills training and support.The case for a systemic approach to digital skills

In a white paper jointly published today with channel shift experts, Trapeze Transformation, they say that current initiatives are unlikely to substantially reduce the…

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