Organisations across Leeds are running a series of in-person digital support sessions and events across Leeds for Get Online Week, Good Things Foundation’s annual digital inclusion campaign. Here’s a run down of some of the events taking place across the city.
Older People’s Digital Inclusion Network event: 100% Digital Leeds and Leeds Older People’s Forum
Tuesday 17 October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Virgin Money, Leeds, LS1 6NP
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To Celebrate Get Online week 2023, 100% Digital Leeds and Leeds Older People’s Forum warmly invite organisations supporting older people to this event which will share good practice, learning and resources to support older people with digital inclusion. The Older People’s Digital Inclusion Network launched in December 2020 and is a partnership between 100% Digital Leeds and Leeds Older People’s Forum. The Network brings together organisations across the city who support older people with digital.
This event will be an opportunity to meet organisations who are part of the Network. There will be a number of speakers sharing insights on a range of themes such as transport apps, online safety, digital health, recruiting and supporting volunteers, and ways to access funding to develop a digital inclusion offer within your organisation. There will also be a marketplace area with various organisations sharing information and resources and free refreshments provided throughout the event.
Burmantofts Community Friends
Join Kelly for a fun digital activity every day this week.
Monday 16 October, 10.00am – 12.00noon: Digital Disco
Tuesday 17 October, 10.30am – 11.30am: Zoom exercise class
Wednesday 18 October, 11.30am – 1.30pm: Lunch Club digital dress up and photo competition
Thursday 19 October, 12.00 noon – 2.00pm: Techy Tea Party
Friday 20 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm: virtual tour
Middleton Elderly Aid
Tuesday 17 October, 9.30am – 11.00am, at Middleton Elderly Aid
Join Middleton Elderly Aid for a digital games morning. Play cards, bowling, pool, sudoku, crosswords, and more. Tablets provided or bring your own.
Monday 16 October, 11.00am – 1.00pm: ‘Let’s Get Digital’ Drop-in:
Open to anyone who would like an introduction to technology or has any tech-related questions. Pop by to have a go on some free equipment, take home some handy ‘how to’ guides, receive a free SIM card, ask us any digital-related questions you have, and hear about how you can make technology fun. Coffee and cake will be provided!
No booking required, just pop in.
Wednesday 18 October, 11.00am – 12.00: ‘Supporting Your Own Health’ Workshop:
We know these days many health services require us to be online, and this can often come with its own challenges. If you would like to learn how to manage your own health online, come along to our friendly group workshop. We will be teaching you how to register for GP services online, how to book appointments, order prescriptions, and check your medical record. We will also share some different online tools that can help you manage your caring role and other health conditions.
Both events are hosted at Carers Leeds, 6 – 8 The Headrow, LS1 6PT
Booking is essential so please contact Holly directly on 07494 272 022 or email: email@example.com
Men’s Health Unlocked
Digital Drop-ins for men throughout Leeds during Get Online Week:
Monday 16 October:
11.00am – 12.00, Moor Allerton Community Hub and Library
1.00pm – 2.00pm, Reginald Centre
Tuesday 17 October:
10.30am – 11.30am, Seacroft Community Hub and Library
2.00pm – 3.00pm, Armley Community Hub and Library
Wednesday 18 October:
1.00pm – 2.00pm, Garforth Community Hub & Library
Thursday 19 October:
10.30am – 11:30am, Pudsey Community Hub and Library
Friday 20 October:
11.00am – 12.00, Beeston Community Hub and Library
Monday 16 October, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Digital drop-in at The Salvation Army Building, Ackroyd Street, Morley.
Tuesday 17 October 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Digital drop-in at The Meeting Hall, Town Street, Guildersome.
Feel Good Factor
Get Online Coffee Morning with the opportunity to find out more about the Be Online Stay Safe course, supporting online safety for older people. Visit Feel Good Factor at 53 Louis St, Leeds LS7 4BP.
Thursday 23 October, 9.30 -11.00am
The Old Fire Station
A series of themed drop-in digital support sessions at The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds LS9 6NL.
Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm: Better health
Thursday 19 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm: Using a tablet
Friday 20 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm: Saving money
Leeds Irish Health and Homes
‘Have a Go’ at digital with support from Leeds Irish Health and Homes’ Be Online Stay Safe course graduates, at the Three store, White Rose Shopping centre, LS11 8LU.
Wednesday 18 October, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Join one of Leeds Libraries’ Digital Drop-in sessions to get help to use your tablet, smartphone or computer.
Monday 16 October, 10.30am – 11.30am at Horsforth Community Hub and Library
Monday 16 October, 11.00am – 12.00 noon at Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library
Monday 16 October, 11.00am – 12.00 noon at Moor Allerton Community Hub and Library
Monday 16 October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm at Yeadon Community Hub and Library
Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm – 2.00pm at Middleton Community Hub and Library
Tuesday 17 October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm at Armley Community Hub and Library
Wednesday 18 October, 1.00pm – 2.00pm at Garforth Community Hub and Library
Thursday 19 October, 10.30am – 11.30am at Pudsey Community Hub and Library
Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm – 2.00pm at Hunslet Community Hub and Library
Thursday 19 October, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Compton Centre Community Hub and Library, Harehills
Thursday 19 October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm at Wetherby Community Hub and Library
Individuals can borrow an iPad with data for up to 8 weeks (proof of address required). Organisations can borrow iPads to support their digital inclusion work – please contact LeedsLibraries@Leeds.gov.uk for more information.
- Armley Community Hub and Library
- Headingley Community Hub and Library
- Holt Park Community Hub and Library
- Hunslet Community Hub and Library
- Middleton Community Hub and Library
- Seacroft Community Hub and Library
Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO)
Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm – 7.00pm at Aberfield Gate, LS10 3QH
Drop in and speak to Tracey and Lisa to find out how BITMO can help you get online, including digital skills support, tablet lending, and data gifting. Meet the Digital Together group between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and stay on for a free hot meal at 3.30pm until 5.30pm.
Get support with housing, school, and benefits applications, log in to the Universal Credit portal, complete medication requests, passport and driving license applications, buss passes, and accessing council services.
Wednesday 18 October, 1.30pm – 3.00pm: Shopping safely online.