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Derek Andrew Ford commented on Laura Simpson's blog post Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up
"I recently learnt of a tablet which is the result of co-operation between Ageuk and a small firm called Breezie. I have their leaflet. Thinking that a preloaded opion for £219 was a good idea, I then switched on my brain. The idea is that…"
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Dave Briggs posted a blog post

Think Digital

Hi everyoneThose 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 and more about mindset and…See More
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James Lewis commented on John Popham's photo
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"There are any number of cheap tablets on Amazon at just about every price point from £30, many of them with pretty positive reviews from users. I agree you get what you pay for, up to a point, but I think it's true some are (occasionally…"
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Helen O'Sullivan replied to Helen O'Sullivan's discussion State Aid
"Hi John - thanks for your reply and offer of help   can i have youe email address so i can contact you etc?   mine is helen.osullivan@knh.org.uk   cheers   :)"
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Helen O'Sullivan replied to Helen O'Sullivan's discussion State Aid
"thanks for the contact John   much appreciated   :)"
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James Saunby replied to Helen O'Sullivan's discussion State Aid
"Hi Helen, John Popham mentioned you needed some advice. This really depends what you want to do - it's probably not State aid, but you do need to be a bit careful. If you want to make internet connectivity available for your service users, and…"
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John Popham replied to Helen O'Sullivan's discussion State Aid
"Hi Helen My colleague, James Saunby, who is an expert on these issues replied on Twitter https://twitter.com/GreySkyConsult/status/494166441105846272"
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Steve Ruffle added a discussion to the group Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network
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A date for your diary'Getting Rotherham Online' Conference: 10am-1pm6th October 2014Unity CentreMore details to follow. See More
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John Popham commented on John Popham's photo
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"Quite possibly. As a few have said, you get what you pay for. That one is more than twice the price of the Ubislate"
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Matthew Lowe commented on John Popham's photo
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"A better alternative....? The £70 GoClever Quantum 700M reviewed by Halton Housing Trust maybe.....? http://hhtict.co.uk/blog/?p=22"
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Helen O'Sullivan posted a discussion

State Aid

Hi there - has any organisation that has looked at delivering free, end user, wifi encoutered problems with state aid when using public funds to pay for their schemes/initiaitves?See More
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State Aid

Started by Helen O'Sullivan in General discussion. Last reply by Helen O'Sullivan 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi there - has any organisation that has looked at delivering free, end user, wifi encoutered problems with state aid when using public funds to pay for their schemes/initiaitves?Continue

Update to DigiHousing Hub - what would you like to see?

Started by Vicky Lawson in General discussion Jul 24. 0 Replies

The DigiHousingHub moderating team are looking at sprucing up the site a little in the coming weeks, both in terms of design and content.Obviously we want to make sure that you don't lose anything you find valuable about the site so I'd love to hear…Continue

Hourly costs for external DI training

Started by Helen O'Sullivan in General discussion. Last reply by Lukasz Kuziow Jul 7. 1 Reply

Hi all- do any of you have any hourly costs for DI training in the community by exterbal traininers?i need some comparable figures for a benchmarking exercise i am doing.any info will be greatly appreciated thanks  Continue

Get Online Week 2014

Started by Vicky Lawson in General discussion Jun 13. 0 Replies

Sign-ups for Get Online Week 2014 are open now at http://j.mp/1mRoF25It'd be great to see some SHPs get on board - there were some really successful digital inclusion housing events last year, particularly some…Continue

Suppliers of refurbished kit?

Started by Matt Nelson in General discussion. Last reply by Julian Norton Jun 12. 3 Replies

I have been sourcing refurbished laptops from Social Telecoms for the last few months. We now have a waiting list of over thirty residents who want to take up the offer of equipment loan as part of our "Get Online" project.To avoid putting all my…Continue

User Agreements

Started by James Lewis in General discussion. Last reply by Natalie Clark Jun 25. 4 Replies

Just revised our laptop/tablet learner agreement to make less wordy and more visual with icons highlighting key points. Might try and revise the equipment loan agreement too soon in a similar way - happy to share with anyone who might find usefulContinue

Communal WiFi in sheltered schemes. Legal issues?

Started by Matt Nelson in General discussion. Last reply by Matt Nelson Jun 6. 4 Replies

I have just been to a meeting with colleagues were discussing a project to install free WiFi into the communal areas/coffee rooms at our dozen or so sheltered schemes.Whilst running through the options regarding infastructure, broadband packages,…Continue

Do you do digital? interactive test

Started by Vicky Sargent in General discussion May 20. 0 Replies

The Do you do digital? interactive test developed by Socitm in collaboration with The Information Daily invites people to answer nine questions about their organisation’s corporate commitment to digital and nine more about digital capability.Once…Continue

Help other people work in Digital Inclusion

Started by James Lewis in General discussion Apr 25. 0 Replies

VERY quick set of questions for anyone else working in digital inclusion at their HA / ALMO (I'm helping at Housing Association career mentoring event on Monday - Ben is there anyway you could circulate this survey for me to members to answer…Continue

Key Findings - Supporting Digital Engagement in Sheffield

Started by Jane Lyon in General discussion Apr 14. 0 Replies

Please find a link below to the key findings from a digital inclusion pilot project carried out in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and supported by partners inclusing the Tinder Foundation, tenants and residents…Continue

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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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Digital inclusion at Sanctuary Group

Posted by Rebecca Townsend on April 28, 2014 at 15:26 0 Comments

Nearly 9 million people around the UK have never been online and it’s thought just under half of those live in social housing. As a leading social housing and care provider, we’re always looking for ways to help our residents get to grips with modern day technology and we’ve introduced our Digital Communities programme to help us achieve this.

The digital inclusion…

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