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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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?
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…Continue
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…Continue