Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing

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

Helen Milner
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Helen Milner posted a status
"Delighted to hear about WDH's #digihousing adventure - free wifi for 31,000 homes #digitalinclusion & #socialhousing"
Dec 10, 2015
Helen Milner commented on Ellie Turner's blog post Online safety info
"Hi Ellie - Have you looked at Learn My Way, there are lots of free online resources on there about safety for online shopping and internet safety. Look here:"
Feb 3, 2015
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"50% of tenants are baffled by Universal Credit. Inside Housing: #digihousing #digitalinclusion"
Feb 5, 2014
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"What this space and hashtag #digihousing - I'm on my way to speak at a conference about helping tenants to get online today"
Jan 29, 2014
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"Great speech by @MarthaLaneFox from today's House of Lords debate on 25 yrs of web"
Jan 16, 2014
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"Lack of digital skills amongst housing staff is stopping digital engagement with tenants: The Guardian #digihousing"
Jan 13, 2014
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"Here's a short form to express an interest in being part of Tinder Foundation's UK-wide Big Lottery bid #digihousing"
Dec 20, 2013
Helen Milner replied to Matt Nelson's discussion Surveying residents about internet usage
"Matt - If you email me on helen [at] tinder foundation [dot] org then I can help you with some surveys. We do follow up surveys constantly so can help with questions. Can't promise to be short though - so should give you plenty to play with."
Dec 17, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"All Housing Providers can use Learn My Way - here's the preview version of new Learn My Way with badges"
Dec 17, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"Why mobile first may not be best approach for Universal Credit - my blog: #digihousing"
Dec 2, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"Our digital inclusion offer to Social Housing Providers. Free courses, free data, free mkting materials, etc"
Nov 14, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"Closing the health divide and the digital divide. By me in Guardian Online #digihousing"
Nov 1, 2013
Helen Milner posted a video

Ben Brown - Head of Projects, Tinder Foundation talks to NextGen TV

Ben Brown, Head of Projects at Tinder Foundation is interviewed by Brian Dolby at the NextGen13 conference London on 14 October 2013, after Tinder Foundation...
Oct 26, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"Congratulations to Ben and the Tinder Foundation team on winning the Next Gen Award for Digital Skills #digihousing"
Oct 15, 2013
Helen Milner replied to madelaine bass's discussion New to digital inclusion
"Hi Madelaine Here is a video of Jim - who started learning to use the internet at 91 at his local UK online centre. Maybe you could show your older learners this video."
Oct 11, 2013
Helen Milner posted a status
"Looking forward to all of you who are coming to Sheffield today for the digital inclusion meeting"
Oct 10, 2013

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Clusters of Empty Homes - £60m investment

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 14:04 0 Comments

The Local Authorities who are sharing the £60m new investment in making empty homes ready for occupation was announced last week. I wonder if any of them are going to put digital inside the new homes to help the new occupants. Does anyone know?

The winners are:

Allerdale Borough Council (Cumbria)…

Digital Deal for Housing

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 9:58 1 Comment

Patrick Owen from CLG led an excellent cross Government meeting yesterday to further explore a framework for a digital deal for the housing sector. This chimes well with other leaders talking about a time for social innovation and modern finance solutions - and before you are all cynical about this, even I believe that some "deal" which means because the benefits are shared then the risks and costs should also be shared.

There was a broad agreement from DWP, DCMS, BIS, and others that…


Walking the ‘digital by default’ walk

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 18:43 0 Comments

At the end of last year, I presented at the Channel Shift Live conference - and had a great reaction to my slide about how much money UK online centres has saved the government by getting 750,000 thousand people online since April 2010. People liked the simple maths, as those 750,000 people have shifted 1.2 million offline contacts to online each month, leading to a saving of £117,648,000. That’s a huge amount, and looks like pretty good value for the £30m Government have given us to get 1…

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At 17:34 on December 20, 2011, Ben Brown said…

Welcome to the Group!  I hope you enjoy your stay....

At 14:09 on April 23, 2012, Chris Deery said…
Are you still offering to talk for free to the boards of housing organisation about the opportunities of (and impact of) Digital by Default?
It is just we have a board meeting scheduled for the 29th June and we are about to embark on the purchase of a new IT system so now seems like it might be a good time to get the board thinking about on-line services.
The agenda for the day is not finalised yet and we would have to get the chairman of the board to agree to your visit, but if you are free it would be great if you could pencil the date in.
At 13:07 on April 24, 2012, Natalie Thorpe said…

Hi Chris

Your invitation sounds great so thanks for getting in touch. Helen is on out of the country at the moment so in case she doesn't pick your comment up for a few days, I will pencil the date in her diary on her behalf and I'm sure Helen will be in touch with you very soon to discuss.

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