In the year 1900 a 15-year old Lithuanian named Meshe David Osinsky travelled to England alone, to escape persecution in his home country. By his death in 1952 he had become Sir Montague Burton – employing thousands of people as founder of Burton Menswear. He didn’t speak any English when he arrived, but he came … Continue reading New Case Study: Learning Partnerships
Unity Homes & Enterprise (Unity Housing Association) are a housing association supporting BME communities in Leeds while building sustainable neighbourhoods through provision of quality housing and social and employment opportunities. The fundamental goal of Unity Homes & Enterprise is to provide choice, while improving life opportunities and addressing inequalities. This provided an opportunity to work … Continue reading Unity Housing & 100% Digital Leeds
A poem by Paul Wilkes, Digital Inclusion Coordinator at Leeds Libraries, inspired by the many people who are not online and feel like the internet is not for them. It is written from the perspective of a 50 year old man who has no interest in getting online as he doesn't know or understand the … Continue reading The Man Who Was Fine Offline
Leeds Libraries and Halifax have teamed up to bring digital skills training to over-65s at Middleton Elderly Aid in another example of how different organisations are collaborating as part of the 100% Digital Leeds movement to fight the digital divide. In late 2018 we wrote about how this relationship came about and the goals that … Continue reading Our Newest, Oldest Digital Champions
Middleton Elderly Aid are a charity promoting independence amongst the over-60s living in Middleton, Leeds. They do fantastic work and provide a huge range of services and activities for local older people such as lunch clubs, coffee mornings, day trips, exercise classes, holidays, games, bingo, hearing aid clinics and more. Being in one of the … Continue reading Middleton Elderly Aid
100% Digital Leeds and Housing Leeds are working together to help improve the lives of tenants through digital. Digital inclusion is one of Leeds City Council's key priorities in the Best Council Plan, we know that being digitally included can help improve the health and wellbeing of tenants in Leeds, as well as saving them … Continue reading We are the Champions! Housing Leeds staff complete Digital Champion training.
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