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"John. I've been reading lots of blogs where people have been road testing this tablet. Do you think it is a possible solution for bulk buying and giving out to tenants as part of inclusion?"
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Sheffield Digital Inclusion Forum

Working together to support tenants and communities in the Sheffield region.See More
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Sheltered Housing – Preparing for the forthcoming Care and Support Act at Central London

September 29, 2014 all day
A One Day National ConferenceMonday 29th September 2014 – Central LondonCapita Conferences’ well established Sheltered Housing Conference comes at a time when providers and commissioners are tasked with increasing the range of housing provision, remodelling dated stock and preparing for the forthcoming Care and Support Act in light of an ageing population and changes to funding and budgets.Designed in consultation with local authorities, housing providers and commissioners, this conference…See More
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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'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

Scheme for affordable new equipment

Started by Louise Taggart in General discussion. Last reply by John Popham Apr 11. 5 Replies

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

Started by Helen Harvey in General discussion. Last reply by Ben Brown (Admin) Apr 11. 3 Replies

Hi all, 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

Blog Posts

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…


Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up

Posted by Laura Simpson on July 15, 2014 at 18:53 0 Comments

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…


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…


Installing a network

Posted by Len Rice on April 25, 2014 at 15:51 0 Comments

We are looking at installing infrastructure into some of our buildings. We were approached by Internexus/6G and also ITS Technology Group. Is there anyone out there who has already gone down this route with these or any other provider who can give an insight to it's success?


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