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Marcus Griffiths commented on Sophie McKechnie's blog post New web resource to connect housing associations to kit and connectivity offers
"Hi Sophie, I am from Computer Recyclers UK and consortium member of Get Online @ Home. I notice from the link provided that you don't have any stories showing how we have supported many other housing associations and was wondering how i can get…"
Aug 17, 2015
Sophie McKechnie posted a blog post

New web resource to connect housing associations to kit and connectivity offers

I'm the Digital Inclusion project manager at the Hyde Group, and current chair of the Connected Housing Inititaive (CHI), a group of RSLs working to help develop and share kit and connectivity offers available to social housing residents .The CHI is made up of 13 housing associations who came together last year because we all felt there was a ‘missing piece’ in our digital inclusion activities – affordable and flexible kit and connectivity options.  In the digital inclusion world, a lot of us…See More
Feb 26, 2015
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Chelsi Jade Beale, Hyde Group. Young Digital Hero #DigitalHeroes

The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, with Citizens Online and The Mirror and backed by Go On UK, is a countrywide scheme recognising people who harness techno...
Oct 30, 2013
James Lewis commented on Sophie McKechnie's status
"In the interest of impartiality, there's also this deal that Three are offering Housing Associations on a contract, providing you're happy to sign up to a quite a large minimum order! http://digitalhousinghub.ning.com/page/connectivity"
Oct 23, 2013
James Lewis commented on Sophie McKechnie's status
"Depends what level of use you want?  We've got some to lend to people as part of project and we managed to get 8GB/mth for £17/mth with wifi dongle included for 24mth contract. EE for 3G. For low usage, Three's current PAYG…"
Oct 23, 2013
Sophie McKechnie posted a status
"Does anyone have any advice about mobile wifi dongles, and the best deals out there?"
Oct 23, 2013
Sophie McKechnie posted a blog post

Please vote for our young Digital Hero volunteers!

17 year old Chelsi and her friends have been volunteering for 7 months to help Hyde's  older residents get online, and she is one of three nominees to be shortlisted for a TalkTalk young digital hero award!Since January, Chlesi and her friends have given up their time each week to help older residents in two of our Peterborough…See More
Sep 6, 2013
Sophie McKechnie replied to Helen O'Sullivan's discussion Digital Inclusion funding
"Hi James/Helen, If you're happy to share the letter you wrote to santander I would really appreciate it too! Am exploring different funding pots for our DI work and facing similar difficulties. A fairly new pot which is broad in its criteria is…"
Jul 11, 2013
Sophie McKechnie posted a status
"Anyone know the up-to-date figure for how many social housing residents are not online in relation to the national figure of 7.1million?"
Jul 1, 2013
Ben Brown left a comment for Sophie McKechnie
"Welcome!"
Mar 12, 2013
Sophie McKechnie is now a member of Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Mar 8, 2013

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The Hyde Group
Type of organisation
Social housing provider
Is your organisation part of the UK online centres network?
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New web resource to connect housing associations to kit and connectivity offers

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 16:30 1 Comment

I'm the Digital Inclusion project manager at the Hyde Group, and current chair of the Connected Housing Inititaive (CHI), a group of RSLs working to help develop and share kit and connectivity offers available to social housing residents .

The CHI is made up of 13 housing associations who came together last year because we all felt there was a ‘missing piece’ in our digital inclusion activities – affordable and flexible kit and connectivity options.  In the digital inclusion world, a…

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Please vote for our young Digital Hero volunteers!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:30 0 Comments

17 year old Chelsi and her friend s have been volunteering for 7 months to help Hyde's  older residents get online, and she is one of three nominees to be shortlisted for a TalkTalk young digital hero award!

Since January, Chlesi and her friends have given up their time each week to help older residents in two…

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