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
Anna Dolphin started work as a Digital Champion with the Digital Brighton & Hove project in August. She reflects on her first weeks in the role… Continue Reading Introducing Anna
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
It’s been over a year since we launched the new Tech for Good Brighton meetup. And what a year it’s been! Continue Reading Tech for Good Brighton — One Year In
We’ve come to realise that there are some significant needs across the social sector regarding how to change organisational approaches to digital.
A change that requires new approaches, new skills and a new culture — a journey of discovery which staff, volunteers, leaders, trustees and service users alike need to embark on together. Continue Reading Creating a more digitally confident Brighton & Hove — it’s happening, join the ride
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 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
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