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

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 lot of us…See More
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Thursday
Scott Tandy replied to Scott Tandy's discussion IT technical advice sessions
"Hi Philip, Lynne, Thank you very much for you comments. Both are extremely useful as this is exactly what I would like to set up. When I spoke to my IT team they said the same thing as you really Philip in the fact that they only need the right…"
Tuesday
Lynne Thompson replied to Scott Tandy's discussion IT technical advice sessions
"You need to be careful on the type of repair you are going to offer, and you may want to restrict your activity to minor corrections rather than general repairs. As in what Phillip Bowen describes in his post. Here is some general advice on the…"
Tuesday
Profile IconGina Goncalvez and Phillippa Keast joined Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Tuesday
James Lewis replied to James Lewis's discussion Windows tablets or Android?
"Should have added this useful article too - I've also added a desktop shortcut to the admin user account only that launches the system tray icon to make it easier (for admins…"
Tuesday
Philip Bowen replied to James Lewis's discussion Windows tablets or Android?
"Thank you!! :)"
Tuesday
James Lewis replied to James Lewis's discussion Windows tablets or Android?
"We use Reboot Restore RX as it is free although not foolproof - we mainly lend equipment to new learners so the risk is low, but it is not password protected and can be deactivated (you can hide the system tray icon to make it less likely, but it is…"
Tuesday
Philip Bowen replied to James Lewis's discussion Windows tablets or Android?
"Thanks for the link! I didn't know you could get these! :)"
Tuesday
Philip Bowen replied to James Lewis's discussion Windows tablets or Android?
"I'd love to know more about this temporary cache set up, it might save me hours of restoring PCs, if you're willing! Thanks!!"
Tuesday
Philip Bowen replied to Scott Tandy's discussion IT technical advice sessions
"Hello, I noticed your post, thought I'd chip in. I currently run a similar but different service. I work as a digital inclusion officer for a housing association and have customers occasionally asking advice on repairs. Normally it's the…"
Tuesday

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IT technical advice sessions

Started by Scott Tandy in Technology. Last reply by Scott Tandy on Tuesday. 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 Sunday. 4 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 Feb 3. 10 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 Damien Blackburn Jan 28. 12 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

Tablet Review - Zoostorm Playtab

Started by James Lewis in General discussion. Last reply by James Lewis Nov 21, 2014. 7 Replies

We've bought some Zoostorm Playtab 10inch tablets for £80. MIxed impressions so far. For about another £15 we could have gotten the newer version and got 2GB RAM instead of 1, but a relatively generous 16GB storage (many budget tabs have 8 and 4GB…Continue

Talk Talk digital inclusion

Started by James Lewis in Resource Board. Last reply by James Lewis Nov 11, 2014. 4 Replies

Surprised no-one has posted this up on digi housing hub yet (apart from the twitter feed), so time to rectify that! Looks potentially a very exciting and useful way of getting more people online (and not through a ropey unreliable and restrictive 3G…Continue

Windows tablets or Android?

Started by James Lewis in General discussion. Last reply by James Lewis on Tuesday. 16 Replies

You may have heard that Microsoft are now allowing tablet manufacturers to install Windows free of charge on smaller screen tablets - with sub-£100 options becoming available as a result, will these be a better option compared to Android…Continue

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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!

Results published from highly successful Free WiFi & Digital Inclusion Pilot

Posted by Peter Reed-Forrester on February 6, 2015 at 14:23 0 Comments

One of the UK’s largest digital pilot schemes to help older and vulnerable people get online has been hailed a success, after it helped more than 400 people to access free wifi.

The evaluation results of the Orbit Group and CommunityUK Pilot WiFi project has been published.

The project involved a partnership between CommunityUK, the award nominated Free WiFi and Digital Inclusion Solutions provider and Orbit Housing group to  deploy  a fully managed Free WiFi…

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Online safety info

Posted by Ellie Turner on February 3, 2015 at 13:18 2 Comments

Good afternoon. Has anyone put together any printed safety info for residents that attend training e.g. about shopping online or data use that you could share? Thank you. 

 
 
 

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