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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

We are the Champions! Housing Leeds staff complete Digital Champion training.

100% Digital Leeds and Housing Leeds are working together to help improve the lives of tenants through digital.   Digital inclusion is one of Leeds City Council's key priorities in the Best Council Plan, we know that being digitally included can help improve the health and wellbeing of tenants in Leeds, as well as saving them … Continue reading We are the Champions! Housing Leeds staff complete Digital Champion training.

#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

#FightTheDivide West

Yesterday we had our second #FightTheDivide event attended by West Leeds organisations working to fight social and digital exclusion. Leeds City Council staff from Adults and Health, Communities and Environment, and Housing, as well as third sector organisations such as Age UK, Engage Leeds, OPAL and Leeds Irish Health and Homes came along to find out … Continue reading #FightTheDivide West

#FightTheDivide East

On Thursday we brought together organisations working in East Leeds to tackle digital inclusion in the area. We were joined by 15 local third sector organisations, local Councillors, and staff from Leeds Housing, Adults and Health, and Communities and Environment. This is the first of three workshops: there's still time to book a free ticket to the … Continue reading #FightTheDivide East

Monthly roundup: September 2018

This September we've been busy tablet lending, network building, community engaging, grant giving, difference making and movement building! Engagement We've been getting out and about this month, talking about digital inclusion to all sorts of potential partners. We've reached out at community organisations like Forum Central and Leeds Migration Partnership, public engagement events like the Refugees and Migrants … Continue reading Monthly roundup: September 2018