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

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