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Digital Inclusion Pledges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicky Lawson Oct 5, 2015. 1 Reply

4.1m adults in social housing aren't online... what are you doing to help?Everyone working in social housing can help make a difference so we want you to share what your digital inclusion pledge is,…Continue

New portal to procure discount IT equipment

Started Apr 30, 2015 0 Replies

Tinder Foundation are working with partners to develop an online portal where social housing providers and their tenants could procure new and high-quality refurbished IT equipment at discount…Continue

Community Development training for Social Housing Providers - few places left

Started Aug 8, 2014 0 Replies

Just thought I'd let everyone know that the intake for this September's Level 3 Community Development Award is entirely made up of social housing professionals so far... so if you were thinking about…Continue

Update to DigiHousing Hub - what would you like to see?

Started Jul 24, 2014 0 Replies

The DigiHousingHub moderating team are looking at sprucing up the site a little in the coming weeks, both in terms of design and content.Obviously we want to make sure that you don't lose anything…Continue

 

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Sheffield Digital Inclusion Forum

Working together to support tenants and communities in the Sheffield region.See More
Oct 6, 2016
Vicky Lawson posted an event
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Get Online Week at Everywhere!

October 17, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Get Online Week is back! 17-23 October will see thousands of events take place in communities all across the country, showing people how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, healthier and more fun!Find out more and become an event holder at www.getonlineweek.com/See More
Aug 8, 2016
Vicky Lawson replied to Mark Pudge's discussion Barriers to Online Access
"Hi Mark,  The Digital Inclusion Social Housing Handbook might help. There's a whole section about barriers. As well as the ones you've mentioned above we've found that motivation is a big one - lack of interest, fear of…"
Dec 4, 2015
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Be Online 2016 at UK

February 15, 2016 to February 28, 2016
The first Tinder Foundation digital inclusion campaign of the year is taking place across the UK from 15 - 28 February, and will see hundreds of organisations hold events across the country. We want you to reach out to those in your community without basic digital skills or who want a bit more confidence using technology, and help them start gaining the skills they need to make the most of an online life. Want to take part?…See More
Dec 1, 2015
Emily Burnell left a comment for Vicky Lawson
"Hi Vicky. Thanks for the welcome back in July. Apologies I didn't respond sooner. Am now back on the Digital Housing Hub and having another look around!   Emily"
Nov 20, 2015
A blog post by Vicky Lawson was featured

Even more reasons to use Learn My Way

We’ve been really busy this year, building lots of new courses and pages on Learn My Way to help Digital Champions and tutors find even more ways to help their social housing tenants get online.  So what’s new?Money My Way - 10 sections outlining some easy ways to deal with debt, set a budget and prioritise spendingGet more out of Facebook course - For learners who use Facebook, this course (accessible from facebook itself) is an easy route into learning more about how to get more from…See More
Oct 30, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted a blog post

Even more reasons to use Learn My Way

We’ve been really busy this year, building lots of new courses and pages on Learn My Way to help Digital Champions and tutors find even more ways to help their social housing tenants get online.  So what’s new?Money My Way - 10 sections outlining some easy ways to deal with debt, set a budget and prioritise spendingGet more out of Facebook course - For learners who use Facebook, this course (accessible from facebook itself) is an easy route into learning more about how to get more from…See More
Oct 30, 2015
Vicky Lawson replied to Vicky Lawson's discussion Digital Inclusion Pledges
Oct 5, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted a discussion

Digital Inclusion Pledges

4.1m adults in social housing aren't online... what are you doing to help?Everyone working in social housing can help make a difference so we want you to share what your digital inclusion pledge is, big or small, so others can be inspired to take action too. What's your digital inclusion pledge?The Tinder Foundation team will be at the National Housing Federation Conference in Birmingham next week, chatting to Social Housing Providers about their own pledges and digital inclusion plans. Do come…See More
Sep 16, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted an event

National Housing Federation Conference 2015 at The ICC, Birmingham

September 23, 2015 to September 25, 2015
The UK’s leading conference and exhibition for housing associations. Make sure you're a part of this year's Annual Conference and Housing Exhibition.With over 30 free seminars and free drop in sessions, plus a chance to meet over 100 of the sector’s leading suppliers as they offer free expert advice and showcase their latest products and services.Come along and say hello to the Tinder Foundation team opposite the Visitor Registration desk to see how we can help you with your digital inclusion…See More
Sep 16, 2015
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Rural Challenges, Digital Solutions at 14 Cannon St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2

July 6, 2015 all day
People in rural areas can often face extra challenges to becoming digitally included, from less digital skills support, to greater distances to travel to public internet access and poor broadband availability.Rural Challenges, Digital Solutions is a one-day event from Tinder Foundation - in Birmingham on Monday 6 July - that will explore how to support people in ALL areas of the country gain digital skills.It’s perfect for housing professionals involved in digital skills for tenants, community…See More
Jun 4, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted a discussion

New portal to procure discount IT equipment

Tinder Foundation are working with partners to develop an online portal where social housing providers and their tenants could procure new and high-quality refurbished IT equipment at discount prices. This would include items like iPads and other high-spec tablets, laptops and desktops.Is this a service that would be of interest to you? We know that there are restrictions on what your organisations can buy but we'd like to know if this is a service that might be of interest to tenants, whom you…See More
Apr 30, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted a status
"Follow #digihousing on Twitter today for the 'Digital Inclusion: People Not Technology' event"
Apr 14, 2015
Vicky Lawson posted a status
"The full agenda for the 'Social Housing and Digital Inclusion' event is now available at http://bit.ly/1NCUhbg"
Mar 31, 2015
Vicky Lawson commented on Vicky Lawson's event 'Social Housing and Digital Inclusion: People not Technology'
"Hi Lynne, we're hoping to have a speaker from DWP there to discuss issues like this at the event."
Mar 31, 2015
Vicky Lawson updated an event

Social Housing and Digital Inclusion: People not Technology at UCL, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H, London

April 14, 2015 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Like most social housing providers, we’re sure you’re keenly aware of the importance of digital inclusion for organisations like yours, as well as for your tenants and customers.To help you meet the challenges this might pose for your organisation, we’d like to invite you to join us and other social housing professionals on 14 April 2015, to exchange ideas on why social housing providers are key to reaching the digitally excluded and how you can motivate your tenants to improve their digital…See More
Mar 31, 2015

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Even more reasons to use Learn My Way

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 16:51 0 Comments

We’ve been really busy this year, building lots of new courses and pages on Learn My Way to help Digital Champions and tutors find even more ways to help their social housing tenants get online.  

So what’s new?

Money My Way10 sections outlining some easy ways to deal with debt, set a budget and prioritise spending

Get more out of Facebook…

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Community Development modules available

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 17:04 0 Comments

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let everybody know that the Level 3 Community Development Award offered by Online Centres Foundation is now available as single modules... so if the full three month qualification is too much of a commitment, or it's not all relevant, you can now pick out the relevant modules and just do those.

Modules available are:

Unit 1 Community Development Values and Processes

Unit 2 Community group dynamics

Unit 3 Social inequality, injustice…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:27 on December 21, 2011, Ben Brown said…

Welcome Vicky - we hope you enjoy your stay!

At 13:22 on November 20, 2015, Emily Burnell said…

Hi Vicky. Thanks for the welcome back in July. Apologies I didn't respond sooner. Am now back on the Digital Housing Hub and having another look around!  

Emily

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