Leeds and Croydon are Creating a Digital Inclusion Toolkit

Last week, Leeds City Council and the London Borough of Croydon kicked off the first Sprint in our joint project to create a collaborative Digital Inclusion Toolkit. The project is funded by MHCLG as part of the Local Digital COVID-19 Challenge, and will be delivered in partnership with AgeUK Croydon and the Eastbourne-based company TechResort. … Continue reading Leeds and Croydon are Creating a Digital Inclusion Toolkit

Going ‘Virtual’ to support our most vulnerable, isolated members

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

Using Alexa’s to support Carers through the pandemic

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

100% Digital Leeds supporting Care Homes during 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

Digital inclusion & co-production

Whilst the 100% Digital Leeds team are not coproduction experts, we believe that our approach to digital inclusion has the spirit of coproduction at its foundation. 100% Digital Leeds are facilitators. The approaches we advocate and resources we provide are informed by our knowledge of common barriers to digital inclusion but we understand that everyone’s … Continue reading Digital inclusion & co-production

“iPads and Alexa’s at Leeds Recovery Hubs during the pandemic have been a lifeline”

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”

Managing mental health during lockdown: how the Tablet Lending Scheme is helping Roderic & LMWS.

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service - formally known as IAPT - work to make sure that the people of Leeds can get the right mental health support, at the right time and in the right place. Their Coproduction Network is a group for anyone who wants to be involved in shaping the future of Leeds Mental … Continue reading Managing mental health during lockdown: how the Tablet Lending Scheme is helping Roderic & LMWS.

Digital access can be a lifeline: how RHEA have supported Pavlos to get online

RHEA (Richmond Hill Elderly Action) is a charity that works with and for people aged 55 and over living in Richmond Hill and the wider Leeds 9 area. RHEA currently has over 750 members and is always welcoming more to the social opportunities and support services it provides. When Pavlos was referred to Donna, Engagement … Continue reading Digital access can be a lifeline: how RHEA have supported Pavlos to get online

“Our groups can now meet ‘virtually’ and there’s still laughs… and coffee!” – Digital Champions making a real difference in Breathe Easy Groups

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

Digital inclusion support for organisations during COVID-19

We want everyone in city to be able to make the most of digital to stay healthy, informed, and connected and we know that many Leeds organisations are using digital technology to reach out to people who are suffering from the effects of isolation and quarantine. Here's how we can help your organisation get the … Continue reading Digital inclusion support for organisations during COVID-19