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A new One Digital Infographic has been released today (11 February 2016) that shows how Digital Champions can have real impact in helping people to get online.

A new, collaborative programme to train hundreds of Digital Champions to help thousands of people across the UK to get online has been officially launched today (11 February 2016).

Digital Unite is looking for an experienced, dynamic and organised Project Delivery Manager to join their team. 

This a great opportunity to work with national partners delivering a £2million Big Lottery funded digital skills programme, One Digital.

 Tim McSweeney is a Digital Champion for housing provider, Affinity Sutton. In his day job at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Tim was involved in helping to develop the Government Digital Inclusion Strategy, which is all about getting more people online to help improve their lives. As a result of this work, Tim was keen to get involved with supporting people to get online and learn digital skills in his local community. 

Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network took the Runner Up spot in the Digital Inclusion and Skills category at the NextGen Digital Challenge Awards in London on Thursday 5 November 2015.

This is the 5th year for the Digital Challenge Awards programme that recognises great projects and teams who are striving to deliver online success.

In May this year the County Council launched the Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network (NDCN) as part of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Programme. The aim of the NDCN is to create and support a team of Digital Champions who can help residents and businesses get the most out of life online. So far over 40 volunteers have got involved to help. Joe Bonser, 74 years, lives in Mansfield and is one of the Digital Champions.

Elite Business Systems and the Connected Housing Initiative have teamed up with EE to offer a 20% discount off the price of an EE Osprey 2 mini 4GEE WiFi with 6GB PAYG sim card, see more here

One Digital is an exciting new digital skills programme that is being delivered in collaboration by six organisations: Digital Unite, Age UK, Affinity Sutton, AbilityNet, Citizens Online and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. (S.C.V.O).

Digital Unite has joined forces with Silver Training to extend the home-based computer tuition support it provides.

From today (1st October) all of Digital Unite’s tuition enquiries for their existing tutor network will be directed to Silver Training who will own and manage the referrals on behalf of Digital Unite, see more here.

Westward Housing Group is a major housing association in the south west. They joined the Digital Champions Network as part of their Bee Online digital inclusion project and their team of Digital Champions have so far delivered over 100 teaching sessions to help residents develop basic digital skills.

 Digital Unite is looking for a Project Delivery Manager and up to 4 Part-time Digital Champion Mentors to join its team. This is a great opportunity to be an important part of One Digital, a new and innovative collaborative programme funded by the Big Lottery that will help thousands of people across the UK who are currently losing out through lack of digital skills.

Digital Unite is proud to be part of an exciting and unique collaborative digital skills programme developed by SCVO, Age UK, Citizens Online and Digital Unite's partners Affinity Sutton and AbilityNet.

Digital Unite is proud to be part of an exciting and unique collaborative digital skills programme developed by SCVO, Age UK, Citizens Online and Digital Unite's partners Affinity Sutton and AbilityNet.

An evaluation of Hyde’s Getting Online programme, published on Tuesday 8 September, has found that over 80% of participants surveyed after training remain regular internet users. The 500 residents trained last year showed increased confidence in completing a range of online skills, in particular; accessing information, emailing and online safety.

Genesis Housing Association has become the newest member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network.

With over 33,000 properties and around 100,000 residents across London and the East of England, joining the Network forms an integral part of Genesis’ drive to help more of their communities to be online. 

http://www.digitalchampionsnetwork.com/Wandle Housing Association has become the latest member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network.

Membership of the Network will help Wandle to train and support a team of volunteers, drawn from residents, the local community and staff, who can go on to effectively help other residents to use computers and the internet confidently.

Skills for Care has joined Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network (DCN) as part of a pilot initiative to help improve the digital skills of the adult social care workforce. 

“The rewards scheme is fantastic and easy to use with the devices provided in a matter of days. I cannot speak highly enough of the service and support from all concerned.”

Digital Unite is delighted to be working with Nottinghamshire County Council on their Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network (NDCN).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s Spring Online campaign (20 - 26 April) saw hundreds of events held across the UK to help inspire local people to have a lasting use of the internet.

Helping people to ‘spring online’

At 71 I never thought I would do this, I am so glad I came”.

Digital Unite’s national digital inclusion campaign, Spring Online is taking place next week between 20 – 26 April 2015.

Milton Keynes Council has become the latest member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network.

Following their successful receipt of funding from the Local Government Association’s Digital Experts Programme the Council will be using the Network to help residents with the impact of Welfare Reform and Universal Credit.

North Hertfordshire Homes, a member of the Digital Champions Network and providers of over 9000 homes, have announced a campaign to help their tenants get online.

 Leading housing association L&Q has enlisted Digital Unite to deliver a three-year digital inclusion programme aimed at getting more of their 130,000 residents online.   

The programme follows on from L&Q’s successful Digital 300 and Digital 400 initiatives which provides residents with bespoke computer tuition, equipment and internet access and further reflects their commitment as a signatory of the UK Digital Inclusion Charter.