Supporting older people’s digital confidence with University of Leeds’s Writing Back project

Writing Back is an intergenerational digital pen pal project which pairs students at the University of Leeds with older residents across Yorkshire to exchange emails. The scheme was established to help tackle loneliness and social isolation but organisations supporting older people have found involvement in the scheme supports members to develop transferable digital skills andContinue reading “Supporting older people’s digital confidence with University of Leeds’s Writing Back project”

Digital Inclusion for Older People

This October the Older People’s Digital Inclusion Network came together to celebrate the network members’ efforts to support digital inclusion in 2023 and identify shared priorities for 2024. Over 50 people working with older people across the city attended the event at Virgin Money to hear about best practice as well as form new partnershipsContinue reading “Digital Inclusion for Older People”

Partner profile: Burmantofts Senior Action and Accenture

Burmantofts Senior Action have formed a partnership with Accenture, who have been helping them with skills and capacity as part of their Corporate Social Volunteering scheme. The partnership was formed in June 2023, when 100% Digital Leeds, Leeds Community Foundation, Voluntary Action Leeds, and Leeds Digital Ball worked together to convene a roundtable discussion toContinue reading “Partner profile: Burmantofts Senior Action and Accenture”

Be Online Stay Safe (BOSS) project update

The Be Online Stay Safe (BOSS) project is a partnership between Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and 100% Digital Leeds. With the support of the DCMS Media Literacy Programme Fund the project aims to overcome the digital inclusion barriers older people in diverse communities face to accessing media literacy, tackling challenges set out in the DCMSContinue reading “Be Online Stay Safe (BOSS) project update”

Partner profile: Belle Isle Senior Action

Belle Isle Senior Action (BISA) is a Neighbourhood Network organisation based in South Leeds, supporting older people living in the Belle Isle area. They provide a range of services and activities aimed at older adults, including luncheon clubs, exercise classes, and social sessions.  During the Covid-19 pandemic Belle Isle Senior Action found many members were becomingContinue reading “Partner profile: Belle Isle Senior Action”

Be Online Stay Safe

Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and 100% Digital Leeds have been awarded DCMS funding to deliver a partnership project addressing and improving media literacy for older people from diverse communities.  The project will tackle challenges set out in the DCMS Online Media Literacy Strategy and the tools and resources produced will be shared nationally inContinue reading “Be Online Stay Safe”

Transport Connections: supporting older people to use transport apps

Leeds Older People’s Forum has been awarded a grant through the Department for Transport’s ‘Tackling loneliness with transport’ fund to lead Transport Connections, a project focussing on improving older people’s access and experiences with transport across the city.  100% Digital Leeds has partnered with Leeds Older People’s Forum and our Leeds Older People’s Digital InclusionContinue reading “Transport Connections: supporting older people to use transport apps”

Embedding digital inclusion within Student Nurse Programme

100% Digital Leeds has partnered with Hayley Ingleson (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) and Leeds Primary Care Practice Learning Facilitator) to include a digital leadership strand within the new and innovative Leeds Primary Care Leadership Placement as part of the Queens Nursing Institute Community Innovation Programme 2022-2023.  Aims and Objectives The overall aim ofContinue reading “Embedding digital inclusion within Student Nurse Programme”

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”

100% Digital Leeds at Leeds Digital Festival

Leeds Digital Festival returns 19 – 30 September 2022 for a two-week celebration of digital culture. 100% Digital Leeds are hosting and contributing to a number of events that make up the programme. To be among the first to hear about events hosted by 100% Digital Leeds follow us on Eventbrite. Move More and Stay Healthy UsingContinue reading “100% Digital Leeds at Leeds Digital Festival”