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Discovery with Three: Digital skills train-the-trainer session

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between 100% Digital Leeds and Discovery with Three, aiming to up-skill staff and volunteers from organisations wanting to run digital skills sessions for their learners. The session has been developed in consultation with community partners following feedback from organisations who would like to run digital skills sessions … Continue reading Discovery with Three: Digital skills train-the-trainer session

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

The Man Who Was Fine Offline

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

Following feedback from our ESOL partners, 100% Digital Leeds have organised an exploratory workshop to develop a strategy for developing basic digital skills with ESOL learners in Leeds. 100% Digital Leeds understand the barriers to digital inclusion that ESOL learners face; in addition to the language barrier there are often many other obstacles to successful … Continue reading

100% Digital Leeds: Digital Inclusion Fund Launch

We're pleased to announce that we will be launching our 100% Digital Leeds: Digital Inclusion Fund on the 7th May at Leeds Central Library. 100% Digital Leeds have committed £100,000 to tackling digital inclusion and supporting the third sector in Leeds. Book your free ticket. Find out how your third sector organisation can apply for … Continue reading 100% Digital Leeds: Digital Inclusion Fund Launch

New Case Study: Specialist Autism Services

Specialist Autism Services borrowed 10 iPads via the 100% Digital Leeds Tablet Lending Scheme to allow them to introduce a digital element to their workshop offer, support members to develop their IT skill and digital literacy, to allow members to take a more active role in the planning and budgeting of trips and activities, and to help support … Continue reading New Case Study: Specialist Autism Services

New Case Study: Digital Knitting Group with Bee Together

Bee Together borrowed 5 iPads as part of our tablet lending scheme. They used the tablets to set up an online knitting group, connecting people who felt lonely on an evening but found it difficult to get out of the house. Bee Together is a Time To Shine project supporting older people who are learning disabled and socially isolated. … Continue reading New Case Study: Digital Knitting Group with Bee Together

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