Unity Housing & 100% Digital Leeds

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

Our Newest, Oldest Digital Champions

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

Monthly Roundup: November 2018

This November our tablet lending scheme has been in high demand, we've been shouting far and wide about 100% Digital Leeds, and Digital Champions training has taken off! Engagement We've been spreading the 100% Digital Leeds message far and wide this month. Members of the team have presented at Age Friendly Leeds, Digital Communities Network … Continue reading Monthly Roundup: November 2018

Retirement LIFE & Castleton Primary School

Students from a local primary school have been teaching older people to use iPads and the internet as part of a new intergenerational scheme run buy Retirement LIFE and Castleton Primary School. Six children have been working with residents at Phil May Court Retirement LIFE complex, helping them to understand the benefits of being online … Continue reading Retirement LIFE & Castleton Primary School

Middleton Elderly Aid

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

Monthly roundup: October 2018

This October our time has been taken up with #FightTheDivide launch events, Digital Champion training, a flurry of tablet lending applications, and the building of the 100% Digital Leeds movement. Engagement This month has been all about our #FightTheDivide Launch events, which took place in Gipton, Middleton, and Hawksworth Wood. 78 people from 38 community … Continue reading Monthly roundup: October 2018

#FightTheDivide South

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

Tablet Lending at Connect In The North

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