OPAL is one of our Neighbourhood Networks in Leeds supporting over 60's living in Cookridge, Ireland Wood, Tinshill, Holt Park, Adel and Bramhope. In the face of COVID-19 OPAL quickly had to close their centre and suspend all of their social activities for their community. Working with 100% Digital Leeds the team became Digital Champions … Continue reading Going ‘Virtual’ to support our most vulnerable, isolated members
Guest Post from Aidan Finney at Carers Leeds who shares Monica's story: We received several Amazon Echo Show's from 100% Digital Leeds at the start of the pandemic which we were keen to get out to support Carers in isolation. Through working in partnership with 100% Digital Leeds on the NHS Widening Participation Dementia Pathfinder … Continue reading Using Alexa’s to support Carers through the pandemic
COVID-19 has had a huge effect on Care Homes across Leeds, residents have not had access to see friends and family and the pandemic has disrupted routine and affected mental wellbeing. Through the support of 100% Digital Leeds, Care Home staff have now become Digital Champions, this has enabled them to inspire and engage residents … Continue reading 100% Digital Leeds supporting Care Homes during the pandemic
During the pandemic the Recovery Hubs have borrowed iPads and Alexa’s from 100% Digital Leeds Lending Scheme. Developing their customer’s confidence and digital skills has been a real journey and so many have embraced this, taking their very first steps online and it’s brought so much laughter and smiles. Since lockdown their service users haven’t … Continue reading “iPads and Alexa’s at Leeds Recovery Hubs during the pandemic have been a lifeline”
100% Digital Leeds have been supporting Leeds Breathe Easy groups over the last year with access to myCOPD, a self-management app to support them in self-managing their conditions. Delivering digital champion training with group members has enabled digital support to be embedded across the groups, which has supported members to develop their digital skills and … Continue reading “Our groups can now meet ‘virtually’ and there’s still laughs… and coffee!” – Digital Champions making a real difference in Breathe Easy Groups
Beryl was first introduced to technology when she attended our Carers Leeds Introduction to IT course. She had never used a tablet before she joined the course. By the end of the course Beryl was confidently using her tablet to research online, send emails and send messages to others in the group. Beryl asked to … Continue reading “It has been a lifeline” – Carers Leeds share how our Tablet Lending Scheme is supporting carers in isolation.
The Digital Health Hub at Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours in partnership with 100% Digital Leeds is continuing to use digital technology to support their members who are socially isolated at this time. There was a lot of uncertainty, worry and upset with the centre having to close last week to its 1200 members … Continue reading Digital Health Hub: Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours – COVID-19