As witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the power of communities and networks is in being able to draw on trusted relationships, both at individual and organisational levels, to tackle common challenges together. The foundations we’ve put in place in Brighton & Hove over the past few years, and the relationships and mutual trust we’ve built over this period, have been vital in enabling us to quickly react to the pandemic.
When we embarked on a new stage of the Digital Brighton & Hove project last summer, little did we know that we would end up recruiting a new local project team to help deliver tablets to vulnerable people, be providing remote digital skills support for people via Zoom and supporting a growing local network of local organisations needing to rapidly shift their services online.
This was at least the aim until Covid-19 hit all of our lives and disrupted the plan. But with disruption also comes opportunities and focus – and if ever there was a time to draw on the range of skills, experience and knowhow from our engaged local network, Covid-19 lockdown was it! Continue Reading Covid-19 and digital inclusion: Digital Brighton & Hove’s response so far
We’re pleased to present our DBH Evaluation and Impact Report which highlights the key statistics, achievements and challenges of the past 2 years. Continue Reading Citizens Online publish Digital Brighton & Hove Evaluation and Impact Report
Glenn has been a Community Digital Champion with the Digital Brighton & Hove project for the past three years, and has helped 600 people with digital skills. Continue Reading Brighton & Hove Community Digital Champion Glenn helps over 600 people with digital skills
Our Digital Champions have been providing personalised digital support in seniors housing schemes, increasing older people’s digital confidence. Continue Reading Working collaboratively to help older people become more digitally confident: how are we doing?
Our Community Digital Champions have provided digital skills support in Bartholomew House Customer Service Centre over the past year. Here’s what we learnt. Continue Reading Digital champion work in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Customer Service Centre
DBH ran Share Your Story digital sessions where service users and staff could record activities, collect stories and share them through digital communication tools using a tablet or smartphone. Continue Reading Helping people in supported accommodation to share their stories using digital tools
Josie Jeffery worked for DBH as a Community Digital Champion and helped around 15 learners a week. With a background in community work, Josie brought a passion for helping people into her role. Continue Reading Digital Champion Josie helps service users and staff to do more online
Giorgio, a local resident from Evelyn Court, has been getting monthly one-to-one support at a digital gadget drop-in run by Digital Brighton & Hove. During these sessions, he has learnt how to use Facebook and YouTube, and shop online, as well as finding out about online safety. Continue Reading Giorgio reconnects with his brother online
Brighton resident Bob has been attending the Digital Brighton & Hove Gadget Workshops held at Hazelholt, with his dog, Rebus. The residents really look forward to their visits and Rebus is a firm favourite at these events.
His first question for the Digital Brighton & Hove team was how he can share this interest in nature with a wider audience. The team helped him by showing him how to post his videos and pictures using social media; using Facebook and YouTube. Continue Reading Bob shares his love of nature online