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Collecting older people's stories

Morning all. I am doing a piece of work for the Centre for Ageing Better whereby I am collecting stories of older people (50+) whose lives have been enhanced by their adoption of new technologies. Could anyone here suggest people who might be prepared to speak to me, preferably for a video interview? I have a short timescale on this.

Many thanks

Added by John Popham on April 13, 2016 at 9:48 — 1 Comment

Digital Inclusion - The Eleventh Hour is Here

I've written a blog post on Digital Inclusion Strategy I'd welcome any comments

Added by John Popham on July 9, 2015 at 10:51 — 5 Comments

Northern Housing Consortium Digital Inclusion Conference

The Northern Housing Consortium's Digital Inclusion Conference yesterday turned out to be an even better event that I had envisaged when I was putting the programme together.

Watch out for a Storify of it coming shortly. But, in the interim you can see what happened here

There are loads of good ideas and resources in there…


Added by John Popham on March 14, 2014 at 9:32 — No Comments

The Digital Inclusion Laundry


Today we had a lovely get together of people with a stake in Digital Inclusion in Leeds. The event was held at Leeds Federated Housing Association and included an update on the…


Added by John Popham on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Leeds Digital Inclusion Get Together

Still time to join us this afternoon for the Digital Inclusion get together in Leeds (you don't have to be from Leeds). Come and talk digital inclusion, digital housing, and see the fabulous HUGO Digital Deal project in action

Added by John Popham on February 13, 2014 at 9:27 — No Comments

Super Connected Cities

I want to talk to housing associations in Newport (South Wales) and Coventry about potential for them getting £3000 vouchers to upgrade broadband access. Could they please contact me. And could you please pass this on to any you know. The vouchers are available in 20 other cities too

Added by John Popham on February 7, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

The HUGO family

The HUGO family are at the centre of an awesome digital deal project in Leeds. Could you please give them a "like"

Added by John Popham on February 4, 2014 at 7:31 — No Comments

Mini HUGO Bus is ready

Leeds Federated HA's Digital Deal Project, HUGO, will shortly have 2 outreach vehicles. The major bus will be unveiled shortly, but the Mini HUGO Bus is ready now

Added by John Popham on February 1, 2014 at 19:31 — No Comments

Universal Credit - Even more reliant on online?

Members here might be interested in this article which appears to suggest that some of the changes being contemplated to Universal Credit will make it even more reliant on online applications and management 

Added by John Popham on November 1, 2013 at 7:05 — No Comments

Looking for Partners for Our Digital Planet Project - Phase 2

Hello all. I'm currently looking for partners for Phase 2 of the Our Digital Planet project. This is a a major digital inclusion initiative which last year toured various city centres in the UK.

I'd really love to work with social housing providers to make a real impact in getting tenants online, particularly given the imminence of the bedroom tax and Universal Credit.

There is more information at and h…


Added by John Popham on February 12, 2013 at 10:12 — 2 Comments

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