where social housing providers meet to help their residents embrace the web
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
Hi all,I am sure most of us are familiar with affordable refurbished equipment schemes. We have used these and have found the equipment to not always be the best solution for tenants and they can be glitchy due to the age of the equipment. Given…Continue
Hi all,Getonline@home.org.uk have gone into liquidation and I wondered if anyone has heard from any of their residents with regards to them losing money?I was notified from a resident that they have lost…Continue
I remember a discussion on here a little while ago about organisations providing WiFi in community centres. Were there some legal issues around who is liable for content of search etc. Any advice?Many thanksJaneContinue
I am researching ways and means of getting older people on line in the UK.My work in UK with older people (55 - 70 year old) has shown that there are a number of barriers.1/ There is no real enticement for these people to go on line. I have found…Continue
Tinder Foundation, together with our partners Abilitynet, Digital Outreach Ltd, SCVO, Supporting Communities Northern Ireland and NIACE Dysgu Cymru, has reached the second stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s Basic Online Skills programme.Now we're…Continue
We're looking at ways in which our Digital Inclusion Champion Volunteers can encourage and inspire residents to get online.One consideration is to provide a DICV with a small tablet with which to illustrate the potential of the web and benefits of…Continue
Hi I have recently set up a basic I.T. course and am in the process of creating workbooks to support tenants. From consultation with interested tenants it seems basic computing, basic word, basic email and basic internet are the key themes. Have…Continue
hi there - is there anyone in this group who will be willing to share information on 1. job descriptions for DI Managers/Project Managers. 2. how DI teams were established. 3 what variety of DI teams are out there - eosecially in the social housing…Continue
Hi, was wondering if any housing providers had explored the possibility of paying for a 12 month landline rental for any of their more disadvantaged residents so thay they (the resident) might access inexpensive WiFi from such providers as Plusnet.…Continue
Has anyone got any experience of using Skype for repairs / general contact calls? I think it would be a great communication channel for tenants to contact us here at Herefordshire Housing but I'd love to hear from anyone with experience of implementing this, pitfalls, statistics etc. I've had some good response from Twitter but any more information would be much appreciated.
The Northern Housing Consortium's Digital Inclusion Conference yesterday turned out to be an even better event that I had envisaged when I was putting the programme together.
Watch out for a Storify of it coming shortly. But, in the interim you can see what happened here https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nhcdigi14&src=tyah&f=realtime
There are loads of good ideas and resources in there…Continue
Saleh Baqi lives in Newport and was searching for work, with a background in IT. Due to his experience, he wanted to help volunteer in the local area. So when Bianca John, Volunteer Coordinator of Bron Afon met Saleh at the Job Centre, she instantly invited him along to meet with the Bron Afon Digital Inclusion…Continue
Pictured: Wednesday Work Club at Bron Afon Community Housing
Bron Afon Community Housing has a weekly job club at their head office in Llantarnam Industrial Estate, Cwmbran.
Catherine Glastonbury, a single mother living in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran was attending for support…Continue