Partner Profile: Hamara Centre

The Hamara Centre is a community organisation supporting residents in Beeston. The organisation began offering digital inclusion support in 2019 and started working with 100% Digital Leeds with the development of Digital Health Hubs. Hamara is now an active member of two digital inclusion networks co-facilitated by 100% Digital Leeds. As a Neighbourhood Network, HamaraContinue reading “Partner Profile: Hamara Centre”

Lippy People and digital storytelling

Lippy People is an advocacy charity that uses video storytelling to help people to share their often challenging lived experiences with a wider audience. They help people use their experiences as a foundation for building their skills and resilience to affect positive personal and social change. Lippy People have worked with 100% Digital Leeds to embed digital inclusion support within their Life,Continue reading “Lippy People and digital storytelling”

Partner Profile: SLATE Leeds

SLATE Leeds provides essential work and training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds. The organisation supports people with learning disabilities to gain essential skills which help them to move closer to employment, increase their confidence, improve their mental wellbeing, and reducing social isolation.  SLATE works with 45 individuals with learning disabilities across Leeds,Continue reading “Partner Profile: SLATE Leeds”

University research project on digital service delivery

The 100% Digital team are working closely with researchers from Leeds Beckett University’s (LBU) Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) on a pioneering research project: A hybrid future? A mixed-methods study to explore how voluntary and community sector organisations could combine in-person and digital service delivery for adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic people. TheContinue reading “University research project on digital service delivery”

Partner profile: Royal Mencap’s Positive Changes Group

Royal Mencap’s vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to, and included. Matt Bellbrough, Community Partner at Royal Mencap, has worked with 100% Digital Leeds to set up the Positive Changes group. Royal Mencap is a member of the Autism and Learning Disabilities Digital Inclusion Network (ALaDDIN) andContinue reading “Partner profile: Royal Mencap’s Positive Changes Group”

Supporting employability for people with learning disabilities and autistic people

It is well known that having access to meaningful employment opportunities can make an incredibly positive difference to people’s lives. Being in employment usually means that people are better off financially and have access to workplace benefits such as pensions.  Furthermore, being in work can give people the chance to socialise and build their self confidence,Continue reading “Supporting employability for people with learning disabilities and autistic people”

Inclusive employment film project

Using money awarded from Inclusion International, a team of people with learning disabilities have created a film to educate employers on how they can make their workplaces more inclusive. The film explores what’s already happening in the city, how organisations can remove barriers, and how workplaces can benefit from having people with learning disabilities asContinue reading “Inclusive employment film project”

Accessible video CV guide

Our Autism and Learning Disabilities Digital Inclusion Coordinator, has been working with members of the Autism and Learning Disability Digital Inclusion Network to look at ways that digital technologies can be used to make employment more accessible for people with learning disabilities. This accessible video CV guide is a collaboration between 100% Digital Leeds andContinue reading “Accessible video CV guide”

AbilityNet visits Leeds to promote awareness of accessible technology among the learning disability sector

On Thursday 8th September 2022 Alex Barker from AbilityNet visited Leeds to share his insights on how digital tools and resources can support accessibility for people with disabilities. As someone who uses assistive technology in his daily life Alex can relate to people who face challenges when it comes to using digital equipment. He hasContinue reading “AbilityNet visits Leeds to promote awareness of accessible technology among the learning disability sector”

Arts in Care Homes Day digital arts programme

Arts in Care Homes Day is an annual event championing, promoting, and encouraging arts engagement in care settings and highlighting the health and wellbeing benefits for all involved. In celebration of Arts in Care Homes Day 2022 the Arts and Culture Digital Inclusion Network has developed an engaging programme of creative workshops open to careContinue reading “Arts in Care Homes Day digital arts programme”