Berneslai Homes wins top national digital inclusion award

Published: Jul 17th, 2013 | Author: Laura Simpson

A company which manages council homes across the Dearne Valley has won a top national award.

Berneslai Homes won first prize in the ‘Championing Digital Inclusion’ category in recognition of their work to help residents who face problems with access to technology and the internet.

Matt Lowe, Berneslai Homes’ digital inclusion officer, added: ”More and more services are now moving to digital first, soon it will be the only way people can apply for many benefits so it’s vital to get online. “However, for many the Internet remains something they fear or know little about. Our courses provide support to tenants that wish to learn more about computers and the great enjoyment the internet can bring to their lives.

“We’ve had many tenants sign up to their first Skype accounts and contact family as far afield as Australia. The internet brings families closer together and gives people access to the best deals which can save them money.”

“We would like to thank all our tenants and staff that have got involved with the events that we held and also the fabulous volunteer tutors from our partners at ‘Get IT Together Barnsley’ who made the scale of our project possible.”

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