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Finn Woodhill replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental
"There is not a £130 charge for BT basic - at least not when I have discussed with their sales people on the phone (as a secret shopper). The T&Cs mention potential installation fee because they need the ability to charge if the install…"
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Damien Blackburn replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Tablet Loan Scheme
"Hi We are also looking at laptop and tablet loan schemes for our residents, would it be possible to share the guides and documents with me also? Kind regards Damien"
Vicky Lawson commented on Vicky Lawson's event 'Be Online 2015'
"Only a few Be Online marketing packs left now... if anyone wants to join the upcoming campaign now is the time to do it!"
Jan 23
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Jan 23
Craig Stephenson replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Tablet Loan Scheme
"Hi Michaela - email with docs coming your way! "
Jan 22
Michaela Charles-Dawkins replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Tablet Loan Scheme
"Hi Craig, I'm also interested, we have been thinking about a laptop scheme at Barnet Homes also- are you able to send the docs over to me?  My email is: Thank you."
Jan 22
Val Thompstone replied to Andrew Filer's discussion Surveys
Jan 21
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Steve Ruffle replied to Steve Ruffle's discussion January Digital Inclusion Network Meeting in the group Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network
"Draft Minutes of 13th January 2015 enclosed."
Jan 17
Andrew Beavan posted a status
"Could anybody recommend any training packages for Digital Champions? I'm looking at both online and standard courses. Thanks"
Jan 16
Craig Stephenson replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental
"I agree that it is a shame that the price increases after 12 months, however, this is clearly being used as a loss leader by TalkTalk.  With £17 being the normal line rental charge, the so-called deals that companies have -…"
Jan 16
James Lewis replied to Craig Stephenson's discussion Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental
"It's a real shame the price rockets after 12mths. One of great difficulties in getting a clear message out tenants about you can get online for as little as £x is exactly this widespread practice. It may make commercial sense, but there…"
Jan 16


Broadband for tenants for £11.85 per month including line rental

Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion. Last reply by Finn Woodhill 50 minutes ago. 6 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 on Wednesday. 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 Oct 30, 2014. 11 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


Started by Andrew Filer in Technology. Last reply by Matt Nelson Oct 16, 2014. 14 Replies

Hi,We are looking at developing a loan/buy scheme for tablets, and wondered whether anyone had any good practice in terms of the management of this sort of thing such as with eligibility criteria, agreements etc used, and also what tablets would…Continue


Started by Andrew Filer in Strategy. Last reply by Val Thompstone Jan 21. 3 Replies

Hi, We are looking at doing a survey to our tenants to get some baseline figures so that we can take the best approach to help combat Digital Inclusion, and wondered if anybody had any good examples of surveys that they have sent out, they would be…Continue

Blog Posts

e-Safety survey

Posted by Tim Dumbleton on January 14, 2015 at 16:32 0 Comments

I’d appreciate any help in getting responses to two surveys we’ve just opened. We are working with Charlotte Aynsley, who’s worked with Govt, Beat Bullying, CEOP, etc, to explore young people’s understanding of e-safety issues and how we can help improve access to advice and information:

The surveys are open…


Interesting blog post: How to transform social housing with the 'Internet of Things'

Posted by Lisa lee on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone, 

I've stumbled upon this interesting blog post by Roger Birkinshaw, Director of Housing, Capita software services business:

It suggests that the internet could be used to control…


Community Based WI-FI

Posted by Michaela Charles-Dawkins on September 23, 2014 at 12:37 3 Comments

Hi all,

I’m researching a number of options in terms of providing community based WI-FI on estates.  I was wondering whether anyone else is considering this as an option to increase residents' digital inclusion? If so what providers are you using?


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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