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Craig Stephenson posted a discussion

Link is a finalist for the SCVO Digital Dynamo Award

http://www.scvo.org.uk/charity-awards/link-group-ltd/Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards celebrate the amazing work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making Scotland a better place to live.Link has been shortlisted in the Digital Dynamo category for its commitment to helping its tenants get online to help not only…See More
yesterday
Simon Daisley is now a member of Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
yesterday
James Lewis posted a blog post

Everything you want to know about £10/mth BT Basic broadband but were afraid to ask

So I thought I would collate everything we know about BT Basic+Broadband so far here to hopefully make it all easier to find:1. '99%' of people should not have to pay line installation charges for BT Basic even without an existing line (see comments for more info on this)2. Total cost is £9.95/mth but paid quarterly so some budgeting may be needed for some people (£5.10/mth for landline inc. £1.50 calls, £4.85/mth broadband add-on)3. Has to be applied for using special application form and only…See More
Friday
John Popham posted a status
"Now this is good use of tech with older person -- 102-year-old woman finally sees video of herself dancing in the ’30s http://bit.ly/1K7yqqd"
Thursday
James Lewis replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"This video looks like a digital strategy presentation to me..."
Wednesday
Hannah Bailey replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
Wednesday
James Lewis replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"If I had more information (hint hint!) I might be able to help more!   :-)"
Wednesday
Hannah Bailey replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"it is a retail offer - for volunteers, i think i can work out something with them re 3rd party charges - as long as its clearly written into the rold description and conduct. Very keen tho to find out more about the online console business…"
Wednesday
James Lewis replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"No-one seems to have used them yet, but IP Solutions on the Connected Housing Initiative offer 2 capped products at under £10. Caps are quite low so it depends on your mileage as to whether it will work for you. Hannah the product you mention…"
Wednesday
Ricky Young is now a member of Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Wednesday
Hannah Bailey replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"Thanks for the reply :-) Spoke to Currys, who advised that with regards to Sim Cards and My-Fi, EE cap data usage. So once the allowance is gone, the connection ends until data is topped up. Have also been advised by another HP that GiffGaff are…"
Wednesday
Bassam Mahfouz replied to Hannah Bailey's discussion Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped
"I've spoken to all the major providers who "can't" seem to offer capped mobile broadband on business lines, even though they can all do it for their private customer offers... A case of "computer says no"!  Looking…"
Wednesday

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Link is a finalist for the SCVO Digital Dynamo Award

Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

http://www.scvo.org.uk/charity-awards/link-group-ltd/Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards celebrate the amazing work of…Continue

Chromebook Management

Started by James Lewis in General discussion on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Anyone on here got any experience of using the management console for using Chromebooks in education? Would be grateful to bend your ear for 5min :-)Continue

Free community venues (with wifi) and a practice Universal Credit Portal!

Started by Matthew Adam in General discussion Apr 16. 0 Replies

Hi, I attended the Tinder conference this week on social housing and digital inclusion - and two points were raised which I did not have time to respond to at the event itself, but I thought would be useful to raise here afterwards, if this is…Continue

Social Housing and Digital Inclusion: People not Technology presentations

Started by Samantha Taylor in Resource Board. Last reply by Sarah-Jane Leipnik Apr 15. 1 Reply

Hello everyone,Here are the presentations we have from yesterday's event in London - Social Housing and Digital Inclusion: People not Technology.Hopefully, you'll find them useful and informative - enjoy!…Continue

Tags: housing, presentations, social, inclusion, Foundation

Monthly mobile broadband that can be capped

Started by Hannah Bailey in General discussion. Last reply by James Lewis on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hi,I will be setting up a group of volunteers at some point soon and will be issuing them with mobile devices. I want them to be able to use the devices for their own use, in additional to volunteering related activity - however, I also don't want…Continue

Tags: payg, broadband, volunteers, device, mobile

Service charges for Wifi in Retirement Living Schemes

Started by Helen O'Sullivan in General discussion. Last reply by Helen O'Sullivan Apr 9. 2 Replies

Hi allcan anyone please advise me if they charge a week;y service charge for residents to access wifi in retirement living schemes? regards HelenContinue

ideas on digital engagement and health.

Started by Hannah Bailey in General discussion. Last reply by Hannah Bailey Mar 24. 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

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Everything you want to know about £10/mth BT Basic broadband but were afraid to ask

Posted by James Lewis on April 24, 2015 at 11:16 2 Comments

So I thought I would collate everything we know about BT Basic+Broadband so far here to hopefully make it all easier to find:

1. '99%' of people should not have to pay line installation charges for BT Basic even without an existing line (see comments for more info on this)

2. Total cost is £9.95/mth but paid quarterly so some budgeting may be needed for some people (£5.10/mth for landline inc. £1.50 calls, £4.85/mth broadband add-on)

3. Has to be applied for using…

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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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