Supporting residents to get online

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Digi-buddies is an innovative project with Lambeth Council that recruits volunteers with strong IT skills to support residents with online activities. This includes setting up email accounts, applying for jobs, using social networking sites, and buying goods and services. The scheme is holding a special event this week, December 16.

 The scheme takes place at local venues such as community centres and libraries, with sessions being run on a drop-in basis that are freely available to all.  By increasing awareness of the advantages of being online and providing an accessible platform for local citizens, the project hopes to ensure that no one is excluded from using digital technology whether due to a lack of experience or skills. 

 If you would like to attend a Digi-buddies session please call 0203 691 5111. Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer and help others in the community to take their first steps online,  then please visit  the website at www.digitalskills.com/lambeth where you can download an application form.

 For more information you can also contact

Project Co-ordinator: Dorian Martinez  dorian.martinez@thamesreach.org.uk  07436799574

Assistant Project Worker: Martin Goodhead  martin.goodhead@thamesreach.org.uk

 

Digi-buddies at Living Well Network Open event 

Project Co-ordinator Dorian Martinez was representing Digi-buddies at the recent Open Event of the Living Well Network, hosted by Mosaic Clubhouse. The event, which is held on the last Thursday of the month is a great way for staff, service users and carers to find out what’s on offer through the Network.

 Says Dorian: “It was great to visit Mosaic Clubhouse and find out more about the work of the organisation, but also to network with other service providers who are assisting Lambeth residents to improve their health and wellbeing. I also managed to speak with some of Mosaic’s service users about the benefits of volunteering in the community, so I hope to see some applying to be Digi-buddies in the near future!”

 Click here for information on the next Open Event at Mosaic Clubhouse

 Karen Hooper

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