5.3 million people have never been online in the UK and there are 11.9 million people who don’t have the essential digital skills to navigate life and work. Tens of thousands of those people live in Leeds.
This October partners, volunteers and communities are coming together to make sure that everyone can take part in the digital world. Thousands of events will take place in hundreds of communities, providing a friendly and welcoming way to help people take the next step on their online journey, building skills and improving lives along the way.
100% Digital Leeds are excited to be hosting a number of events across the city for this year’s Get Online Week campaign, aimed both at service users and organisations. Any promotion that you could offer through your networks would be much appreciated.
You can find the full range of Get Online Week events using their interactive map.
Plus, don’t forget that over 20 of our Libraries run regular drop-in learning sessions where anyone can learn digital basics and get online. You can find locations and times online. If you could display a poster for your local session please contact us.
Techy Tea Party in partnership with EE/BT
Monday 14th October, 2pm – 4pm
BT Headquarters, 1 Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4BT
Book your free place at Eventbrite or call 0113 53 51170
100% Digital Leeds have partnered up with BT/EE to offer people free help and advice from an IT expert in a relaxed environment, with free tea and cake.
At a Techy Tea Party those in the ‘Tech Know’ spend an hour or so with anyone who wants a bit of help with their tech challenges. This might be learning how a tablet works, setting up an email account or finding out how to shop online. Guests are invited to bring the kit they want to learn more about and the Tech Knows bring their devices so they can demonstrate what technology can do. 100% Digital Leeds will also be offering people the chance to try Virtual Reality.
Digital Health Hub Launch in partnership with Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours
Thursday 17th October, 10am – 1pm
Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours, Station Road, Leeds LS15 7JY
Drop in – no need to book. Call 0113 260 6565 for more information
Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours and 100% Digital Leeds have received funding from the Good Things Foundation to become the first Digital Health Hub in Leeds.
This will enable Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours to embed digital into their already successful programme of activity, recruiting digital health champion volunteers to support people in accessing NHS services online in a friendly, informal environment.
Support ranges from contacting friends and family over Skype, ordering repeat prescriptions, making a GP appointment online as well as using the NHS app to self –manage their long-term health conditions.
They’re working with local GP practices in the area as well as running this new digital offer from their well-attended regular weekly ‘Live Well’ café every Thursday 10am-11am.
Come and celebrate as they launch as a ‘Digital Health Hub’. Join in with lots of fun activities, find out more and try something new! We will also be joined by local NHS staff and our friendly Digital Champions. There will be lunch provided, refreshments, activities, a free raffle and freebies!
This event is open to individuals as well as groups. If you would like to promote the event to your group you can download our poster.
Simplify your Smartphone with Zone V in partnership with Samsung
Thursday 17th October, 2pm – 3.30pm
Samsung Experience Store, 89 – 91 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NP
Book your free place at Eventbrite or call 0113 53 51170
Zone V is an amazing new software for Samsung phones that makes your smartphone easier to use and more accessible.
In this free group workshop Samsung Experience Store staff will showcase Zone V’s ‘Simplify your Smartphone’ software and will be on hand to answer your questions and help you make your smartphone simple and easy to use.
100% Digital Leeds Network Event: Simple Digital Storytelling
Wednesday 16th October, 10am – 12.30pm
Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB
Book your free place at Eventbrite
This session is aimed at Third Sector organisations that support adults in Leeds and that are part of the 100% Digital Leeds movement or are interested in finding out how to get involved.
In this hands-on session you will be introduced to a range of simple free tools that will help you to create high quality, good looking digital content which can help you to tell the stories of your service users and demonstrate the value and impact of your organisation.
You will learn how you can use free and easy to use software such as Adobe Spark, Microsoft Sway, and Canva to produce professional-looking visuals like animations, explainer videos, newsletters, and posters. By the end of the session you will have begun to create engaging digital content that you will be proud of.
No digital expertise, design skills, or specialist equipment needed. Bring your own device or iPads will be on hand for you to use.
Plus, events from the 100% Digital Leeds Network
Carers Leeds Digital Cafe
Thursday 17th October, 11am – 1pm
Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT
Suitable for carers. Drop-in, no need to book.
The Carers Leeds Digital Cafe is an open session for carers to drop-in, socialise and have a coffee whilst discussing tech and IT. This will be an open forum to ask questions, troubleshoot your IT problems and pass on your knowledge to others in the process. The Digital Cafes are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Drop-in anytime between 11am and 1pm.
Maecare Carers Day
Monday 14th October, 10am – 3pm
Moor Allerton Elderly Care, 57 Cranmer Bank, Leeds, LS17 5JD
To book call 01132660371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A day of talks and activities for carers. Attend to find out how Maecare support carers and what resources are available online and how adapting technology can help carers of those with hearing or sight loss. Featuring Leeds BID, Carers Leeds, Leeds Libraries, Online Safety, Dementia friendly tech, apps to support older people etc.