Bill (aged 60) is a Digital Champion in Waltham Forest. He signed up to be a Digital Champion to enable him to use the skills that he had picked up working in the legal industry to the benefit of a wider group.
Sandra Hyde is a Digital Champion who set up and runs a Computer Club for her local WI group – Westham Evening WI in Westham, East Sussex.
She joined Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network for free as an independent Digital Champion as part of the Lottery funded One Digital programme.
How Sandra became a Digital Champion
Futures Housing Group has become the newest housing member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network.
Joining as part of the national Lottery funded One Digital programme, Futures Housing provides homes across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.
The ASA is a European Social Fund funded project which aims to address higher level skills shortages in specialist advice services and provide opportunities to improve workforce skills, knowledge, progression and productivity.
Jane (pictured with her adorable dog Whisky!) is a Sustainable Transport Officer at Waltham Forest Council. She saw the opportunity to volunteer as a Digital Champion in the Council newsletter and decided to sign up as she wanted to share her skills with local people.
“We have been impressed by Digital Unite’s work for many years and also envious of the training."
Coffee Pot Computing is a group of volunteers who offer support to Eastbourne residents aged 50+ to enable them to get to grips with modern technology and keep in touch with family and friends. They joined our Digital Champions Network as part of the Lottery funded One Digital programme.
Digital Unite has released a range of new guides to help local councillors with navigating and embracing digital technology in their day to day role.
Developed in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and benefiting from the insight of their own councillors the guides cover a variety of topics:
UNISON has joined Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network to help their members with gaining the digital skills and confidence they need to enhance their employment and learning opportunities.
Article by Kathy Valdes, Managing Director, Digital Unite
As featured in Charity Digital News on Wednesday 9 June 2018.