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Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network


Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network

A group that works together to maximise opportunities for everyone to become able, confident and safe accessing fun activities and information online. 

A forum for sharing what is available for Rotherham residents 

Location: Rotherham
Members: 10
Latest Activity: May 12

Discussion Forum

New small grant to help get Rotherham Communities online.

Started by Steve Ruffle May 12. 0 Replies

Can anyone help? We are interested in introducing some small grants to enable Rotherham communities get online. We are seeking joint sponsors/matched funding  to enable this to happen and will be…Continue

November 2017 meeting

Started by Steve Ruffle Nov 18, 2017. 0 Replies

The next meeting is at 10am on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community CentreEveryone welcome…Continue

Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network

Started by Steve Ruffle Jul 16, 2017. 0 Replies

The next Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network meeting is at 10am on Tuesday 25th July 2017 at Winterhill Community Learning Centre.…Continue

Volunteering as a Digital Champion in Rotherham

Started by Steve Ruffle. Last reply by Steve Ruffle Jun 3, 2017. 1 Reply

A free digital champions  session  will be held  for anyone interested in volunteering to help Rotherham residents get online between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday 7th June   2017 at Springwell Gardens…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Sarah Morton on May 27, 2014 at 15:58

This is the action plan that we started drafting today. 

Please share any other documents that you think will be useful to the group!


Comment by Sarah Morton on May 27, 2014 at 16:11

There was a lot of really interesting talk about best practice today and how we need to do different things to meet the needs of different groups. This template provides a bit of structure for sharing what we have learnt. 


Comment by Sarah Morton on June 19, 2014 at 16:10

Join Jon Popham and Tony Stacey next Friday for joined up thinking about digital inclusion. 

Want to find out more about this free event? Follow this link:

Please email 



Comment by Steve Ruffle on June 22, 2014 at 13:16

Next Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network Steering Group meeting is at 11am on Monday 30th June 2014 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

Draft Agenda

All welcome

Comment by Sarah Morton on June 26, 2014 at 16:31

Hi Everyone!

Join John Popham and Tony Stacey tomorrow at The circle for the Sheffield Digital inclusion netowrk event- we will be asking how social media can improve our organisations and how we can work together to digitally include our customers. Want to find out more about this event? Check out

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Comment by Iain Cloke on June 30, 2014 at 15:26

I thought today's meeting was good. Conversations about the purpose for the network were a start in helping us to work out our role. Interesting thoughts about positive approaches and the reasons why people become interested in acquiring new skills. Attached is a recent report for Age UK London including on p16-19 a good summary of the obstacles faced by older people and the drivers for getting online. Hope you find this interesting.idbb2954%20london%20older%20londoners%27%20digital%20inclusion%20re...


Comment by Steve Ruffle on June 30, 2014 at 16:45

Thanks Iain- our fifth member!!!

Some of the names that we thought about for our group were:

  • Get On Board
  • Rotherham Better Connected
  • Getting People Online

Any more ideas on a name?


Comment by Iain Cloke on June 30, 2014 at 16:58

Suggest we might think of a name and a strap line. So it could be something like:

"CONNECT ROTHERHAM: making the most of life by being online"  or 

"ACCESS ROTHERHAM": helping you to make the most of being online"

Needs more thought

Comment by Steve Ruffle on June 30, 2014 at 17:17

Good idea - the strap line explains that it is about getting people online. 

Comment by Robert Savage on July 1, 2014 at 11:20

Interesting discussion at the Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network meeting 30/06/14 - I look forward to picking up on some of the opportunities arising to network further and share awareness of RMBC's Your Account service

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