Leeds Libraries and Good Things Foundation - the UK's leading digital inclusion charity - are working together to create 100% Digital Leeds, a cross sector collaboration ensuring everyone in the city has the digital skills they need. Thousands of adults in Leeds lack basic digital skills. A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact … Continue reading 100% Digital Leeds: Join the movement.
Yesterday we had our third and final #FightTheDivide launch event. The event took place in Middleton and was attended by South Leeds organisations working to fight social and digital exclusion. Third sector organisations such as Deaf Blind UK, Groundwork, and Project Hope attended alongside businesses such as Halifax Bank, WYCAS, and Pluralsight, and Leeds City Council staff from Adults and Health, … Continue reading #FightTheDivide South
Connect in the North borrowed some iPads as part of our tablet lending scheme. They used the tablets with the Pass it on People to develop their digital skills and confidence. Connect in the North is a Centre for Inclusive Living led by people with learning difficulties and disabilities, helping them to have control of … Continue reading Tablet Lending at Connect In The North
Yesterday we had our second #FightTheDivide event attended by West Leeds organisations working to fight social and digital exclusion. Leeds City Council staff from Adults and Health, Communities and Environment, and Housing, as well as third sector organisations such as Age UK, Engage Leeds, OPAL and Leeds Irish Health and Homes came along to find out … Continue reading #FightTheDivide West
On Thursday we brought together organisations working in East Leeds to tackle digital inclusion in the area. We were joined by 15 local third sector organisations, local Councillors, and staff from Leeds Housing, Adults and Health, and Communities and Environment. This is the first of three workshops: there's still time to book a free ticket to the … Continue reading #FightTheDivide East
This September we've been busy tablet lending, network building, community engaging, grant giving, difference making and movement building! Engagement We've been getting out and about this month, talking about digital inclusion to all sorts of potential partners. We've reached out at community organisations like Forum Central and Leeds Migration Partnership, public engagement events like the Refugees and Migrants … Continue reading Monthly roundup: September 2018
If you’re an organisation working on the front line, you’ve seen the impact of digital exclusion up close. There are too many that are struggling, and the gap in digital skills is getting wider. We know that helping people to become digitally included will bring wider social benefits. Improved digital skills help people be better … Continue reading Fight the Divide – Local Network Launches
100% Digital Leeds are committed to trying to give everybody in Leeds the chance to engage with digital technology and get online to improve their health and wellbeing. We’ve also got a focus on housing tenants within Leeds and working within the most digitally excluded wards, so when Housing Leeds asked if we’d like to … Continue reading Housing Leeds Community Days August 2018