17th October, 2018 by Katharinet

Progress Housing

Progress Housing Group has joined Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network to support their drive to enable their customers to be part of the digital world.

The Lancashire-based housing provider owns and manages over 10,000 properties in Lancashire and across the UK. Joining as part of the national Lottery funded One Digital programme, they will recruit and train volunteers from their local communities as Digital Champions who can go on to provide ongoing digital skills support to their customers.

Diane Nash, Progress Opportunities Manager at Progress Housing Group said “Many of our customers are unable to access digital services due to lack of skills or access. By recruiting and training Digital Champions we can work to improve this and give our customers greater confidence to get online. From accessing cheaper services to improving training and employment opportunities and reducing social isolation, it can all have a positive effect on our surrounding communities. Being a part of the Digital Champions Network gives us a structured foundation from which to deliver meaningful digital skills support and achieve our digital inclusion aspirations.”

Join the Network today!

Click here to find out how you can benefit from discounted membership of the Digital Champions Network as part of the Lottery funded One Digital programme.

About the Digital Champions Network

Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network is a unique and comprehensive training and support system for aspiring and experienced Digital Champions. It offers a wide range of self-study online courses to develop a Digital Champion’s skillset and meet different learner needs. All of the courses are linked to the national Open Badges schemes to evidence personal and professional development. There is also a structured Resource Centre collating over 500 ready-to-use training and teaching resources and a web app enabling Digital Champions to record their learner interactions quickly and easily.

Other housing members of the Digital Champions Network include:

  • Catalyst
  • Chislehurst & Sidcup HA
  • Clarion Futures
  • Grand Union Housing Group
  • Guinness Care
  • Hanover Housing
  • Futures Housing
  • Johnnie Johnson Housing
  • Riverside
  • Roseberry
  • Sutton Housing Society
  • The Blue House
  • Worthing Homes