where social housing providers meet to help their residents embrace the web
Am speaking on a panel at IT in Housing 2013 tomorrow at Olympia - one of the last plenary sessions - anyone going there fancy a coffee in the afternoon? Will talk about how the local web can help your housing project and Tinder Foundation digital…Continue
Hi all. Slightly off topic, but does anyone know of any sites similar to digital housing hub that are specifically about social media in social housing? Perhaps there's a page on here I've missed that is glaringly obvious! Cheers, Maria.Continue
Hi everyone, I come to you guys again for more ideas. (They worked amazingly last time)I am wanting to put on some kind of event, a digital awareness and promotion kind of thing and I am just wondering if anyone has any ideas, or if anyone has held…Continue
We’re exactly 1 month away (4th December, London) before our annual digital inclusion conference, ‘Digital Evolution: Making Good things Happen’. The the aim of the day is to inspire #digitalinclusion community practitioners to help you reach people…Continue
Hub users might be interested to look at a short video from an event last week for local authorities and housing associations on the challenges posed by universal credit and digital by default.There is a write up of the event on the…Continue
At the SHPDISG meeting last Thursday, a couple of people metnioned towards the end of the gathering about some mapping of offline households to help with targetting work and i know BT was mentioned as one of the people who may provide this data FOC,…Continue
L&Q has just launched a major digital inclusion initiative, and we're inviting other organisations working in and around London to take part.We've published…Continue
Hello,I have to say that I am disappointed in what I hear with various different companies who are offering digital champion training and it is available to ANYONE.I myself am not a digital champion but yet I am a digital HERO. I am pleased to be…Continue
HelloJust wanted to put this out there to see if any similar activities/projects are being underrtaken.We are about to commence a project to profile our tenants in preparation for the introduction of universal credit and how we can best target our…Continue
We were delighted to be able to show Lord Freud our Digital DIY programme in action last month. Here's a press release about his visit on 27 November 2013:
Lord Freud visits project at A2Dominion community centre to help tenants get online
A new project aimed at helping social housing tenants to get online has begun at a community centre in Westminster run by A2Dominion.
Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, visited A2Dominion’s Beethoven Centre in Queens…Continue
You have probably seen that the Big Lottery Fund has announced a UK-wide Basic Online Skills Programme. Affinity Sutton is working with Digital Unite to lead a bid for this funding stream developed by, and specifically aimed at, housing providers. This already has the support of organisations including the four UK housing federations, HACT, Digital Birmingham, and number of housing associations.
An element of Digital Unite’s involvement is providing support in relation to…Continue
Inspired by other successful Tweetathons, #HousingDay looks to shine a light on the work by housing associations across the UK.
An idea to raise the profile of UK Housing from a tweetathon was sparked by the success of various initiatives #Walsall24, Greater Manchester Police and Local Government #Ourday 2012.
At Yorkshire Housing we are passionate to show the diversity of the UK housing sector and…Continue
I am supporting a community pilot which brings together the provision of training, computer equipment, and reasonable credit, within a single coherent initiative.
The scheme is a collaboration between ourselves and a training company, together with the local RSL and credit union. The objective is to attract tenants to take up (and complete) a range of courses, for which they will be provided with a (refurbished) laptop to learn on. Once they have completed the course, they are given…Continue