During the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah* felt isolated. Support from Digital Brighton & Hove helped her get online, stay connected and be more independent. Continue Reading Getting online gave me independence – Sarah’s story
Richard started volunteering as a Digital Champion in February 2021, helping people get online and build their confidence and digital skills. Continue Reading Helping people stay connected – Richard’s story
Michael is retired and lives with his four dogs. He enjoys model making. Michael called the Digital Brighton & Hove Support Line, and now has a laptop through the TechTakeBack refurbishment scheme. This has helped him to be more independent. Continue Reading Putting the pieces together – Michael’s story
John, who lives in warden-managed accommodation in Hove, has discovered the joy of seeing his family via his new tablet device.
This is John’s story. Continue Reading John’s story
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
Accredited training and development through the DCN has enabled some BUCFP volunteers to find paid employment. Continue Reading Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project trains 14 volunteers using the Digital Champions Network
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