Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing

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

Tech for tenants and you

This section gives you some pointers on how you can get hold of quality kit - new and refurbished - which you can provide to your tenants, or use yourself.

It also describes some suppliers of other services which might help, including technologies that allow you to communicate for free or low cost.

Some technology suppliers for you to consider:

Adobe provides qualified charities with donations of the latest Adobe software: visit

BT Basic offers a simple, low-cost telephone service for people on low incomes: visit

Charity Technology Trust provides a range of products and services to registered charities including email marketing, online payments and fundraising, and a technology donation programme where charities can receive donated technology such as Microsoft Office and Symantec Antivirus: visit

Google has free email, diary, word processing and website-building tools: visit

Google for Non-Profits - Apply to access exclusive products and resources to help your organisation expand its impact. Although only US-based organisations can apply for the full package, many of the components are available to those in the UK - check

Microsoft IT Academies (800 in the UK) offer the opportunity to deliver Microsoft training and qualifications to their students, staff and wider community: visit

Skype enables free voice and video calls over the internet: visit

Halton Housing Trust has developed an app for residents to simply report ASB.  Social housing providers interested to know more should contact Neil Higham through the Digital Housing Hub.

I'm a vendor and I'd like to tell the members of this group about our technology solutions!

Please note that this section is not intended to be a general marketplace for technology vendors; it's a showcase of technology that has already been successfully integrated into social housing providers' businesses to improve business efficiency and/or address digital exclusion amongst tenants.  We are currently developing our process for assessing which vendors to showcase and how, so in the first instance please contact Ben Brown on for more information.

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