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
Sylvie is 88 years old and has lived in a Seniors Housing scheme in Hollingdean, Brighton, for a number of years. A keen IT learner and crochet enthusiast, she has been making the most of the monthly digital gadget drop-ins run by our community Digital Champion, Josie Jeffery, for the past six months. Continue Reading 88 year-old Sylvie gets online in Brighton & Hove
At Citizens Online, we use the term ‘Digital Champion’ to refer to people who help others understand the benefits of using the internet and can show them how to do simple things online. We believe Digital Champions can make a huge difference to people’s lives.
Peter Greenfield has been volunteering on the Digital Brighton & Hove project since October 2016 on an ad hoc basis.
With over 40 years’ experience working in IT in technical and management roles, Peter was keen to start doing some volunteering as he reached retirement. As a Volunteer Digital Champion, he assists older people using smart phones and tablets, while also providing occasional help with Windows or Apple Laptops or PCs. Continue Reading Case Study: Volunteer Digital Champion
Citizens Online have experience and expertise in guiding social housing providers to develop strategies and action plans for digital inclusion. We have worked with: Glasgow Housing Association, Clarion Housing Group, Paragon and Sanctuary Housing, Plymouth Community, North Hertfordshire, Staffordshire Rural Homes, and Viridian.
Frontline housing association staff can act as Digital Champions, showing residents how they can find what they need online. Staff can also signpost to other sources of support, access and training for digital skills. Continue Reading Our Partnerships with Housing Providers
Rachel Martin has been working as a professional Digital Champion for Citizens Online as part of the Digital Gwynedd project since July 2017. She says, “It’s really satisfying getting [isolated people] on Skype and email, then seeing them later on attaching photos to their emails without thinking about it.” Continue Reading Case Study: Professional Digital Champion