Happy New Year everybody! We hope you all had a wonderful and safe Christmas period and have settled into the new year well – who else is shocked that it’s already February?! If you’ve not heard, our digital inclusion project is still in full swing, and we would love to be able to support you on your technology journey. In light of this, we just wanted to share some project updates and tech top tips with you in case you might be interested.
The Good Things Foundation reports that over 13% of the population do not use the internet and 1.62 million people do not have sufficient digital support – these are more likely to be unpaid carers.
With this in mind, lockdown last year meant that technology had been the only way many of us could chat to others – leaving lots of people isolated. We know many things (even beyond lockdown) rely on technology, and there are so many reasons why people might not be able to access technology. So, we wanted to be able to offer a range of digital support to empower you all to feel confident in using technology – cue the digital support project!
Want an introduction to digital technology? Fancy learning to use Zoom? Feeling a bit anxious about online shopping? Want to build your confidence with digital? Not sure how to make your device accessible to suit your needs? We can help!
Here is a summary of what we offer:
- Help and support in accessing equipment
- Training and support in using digital technology
- Training and support using different apps or programmes
- One-to-one coaching
- Support in accessing online support groups and events
We also have lots of handy resources over on our website including ‘how to’ guides on various IT topics (such as Zoom, apps, and WhatsApp) and video tutorials for you to check out in your free time.