Bringing together people and organisations supporting older people with digital inclusion, to share learning and celebrate successes.

 

We know that being online helps people to live better, easier, longer lives, and it is often those who lack digital skills and confidence who would most benefit from embracing tech.

Organisations across the city have been working hard to support older people to make the most of the online world. Many older people are already discovering how they can live independently for longer by using online services to keep in touch with family and friends, stay healthy and active, and help their money go further.

100% Digital Leeds, Age UK One Digital, and Time To Shine worked in partnership to host this event, bringing together people and organisations looking to support older people with digital inclusion, however far along they are with their digital journey.

Supporting Older People with Digital Presentation (amalgamation of all speakers)

 

We heard from:

100% Digital Leeds

Find out how you can develop and pilot digital inclusion within your organisation with 100% Digital Leeds’ free Tablet Lending Scheme, and how their Digital Champions training can help your staff and volunteers be properly equipped to motivate people who are reluctant to join the digital world.

Age UK

Discover how Age UK’s One Digital Digital Champions scheme can help you provide support to help people get online and develop Essential Digital Skills.

Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours

Learn how Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours Scheme launched Leeds’ first Digital Health Hub and have improved the health and wellbeing of their members by giving them access to NHS services online, such as booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions. Get a first look at their ‘how to’ guide and find out how your organisation could become a Digital Health Hub.

Wavelength

WaveLength is a national loneliness charity gifting media technology to those most in need. WaveLength gives radios, televisions, and tablet computers to individuals and organisations. This technology helps people to maintain and increase the number of meaningful connections they have in their lives. Find out how your organisation could benefit from Wavelength’s tablet gifting programme.

 

Download the welcome pack:

Age Friendly Apps List

Skills Share Market Place

Attendees contact list

Guide to using games to teach tablet skills – by Good Things Foundation