Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing

where social housing providers meet to help their residents embrace the web

How can Tinder Foundation support social housing providers?

Digital Strategy Consultancy

Tinder Foundation can provide bespoke guidance and recommendations for your digital strategy. Whether you need senior executive-level assistance from Tinder Foundation’s Chief Executive, Helen Milner, or a more practical session for your ground-level team, we can facilitate workshops or act as a 'critical friend' to your existing digital engagement strategy. The offer is open to whatever suits you best.

Find out more or contact hello@tinderfoundation.org for more information

“Be a part of a network. We chose UK online centres.”
Leeds Federated Housing

Join the network

Join over 5000 centres and sign up to the UK online centre network. There are many benefits to becoming a UK online centre, including regular funding alerts, partnership opportunities and the chance to take part in national pilot programmes such as the Digital Deal Challenge.

Find out more and apply online

“Learn My Way is an excellent integrated self-training tool that teaches people all the skills they require, from basics like using a mouse through to CV writing and accessing social media. It also provides a central monitoring and record repository as all tenants are registered on the site using our unique reference number.”
Golden Gates Housing Trust

Learn My Way

Use this online learning platform with residents to develop basic online skills. Once they’ve learned the online basics, they can 

move on to more detailed courses in a variety of subjects, including Making Money Work, Universal Jobmatch, Doing more with NHS Choices, and Skills and Careers Online.

Free to use, this platform yields additional benefits to registered members of the UK online centres network, offering detailed personal data on digital inclusion activity, to monitor the success of your programmes.

Find out more about Learn My Way

Online Basics Qualifications

Want to offer a nationally-recognised qualification to your residents? It’s simple to become a City & Guilds accredited centre via Tinder Foundation’s super-centre status and help your residents gain a level 1 Online Basics qualification.

Find out more online or contact greg@tinderfoundation.org for more information.

Training

We offer online learning, off-the-peg or bespoke face-to-face training for your staff, whether you need to recruit and train Digital Champions, learn how to evaluate your projects or want to gain a qualification in Community Development. 

Find out about our training opportunities

Social Housing events

There are regular Social Housing Providers Digital Inclusion Strategy Group events held throughout the year. We also encourage members to add other housing events to the calendar, so everyone benefits from different housing events around the country.

Community How To

If you’re looking for tools to help you connect with your community or run successful community projects, Community How To is the site to help you find what works for you. Offering peer-recommendations for digital tools and websites, alongside guides and tips on how to get the best from them, this site will help you do more more easily.

www.communityhowto.com

“Following an inspiring presentation from Helen Milner at our staff conference in 2013, everyone at Raven Housing Trust felt galvanised to really start making inroads into getting more of our residents online, knowing the benefits they would reap if we did. Raven is now a UK Online Centre, has a full-time digital inclusion officer and several volunteer digital champions – but most importantly, has a growing population of local people who now have the skills and motivation to use computers and the internet, helping tackle a range of issues from social isolation to financial inclusion. Social housing providers, I would say, would do well to progress their digital inclusion work through working with the Tinder Foundation – and really make a difference to people’s lives.”
Jonathan Higgs
Chief Executive, Raven Housing Trust

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