Social housing providers are being urged to engage in “one of the nation’s biggest digital inclusion campaigns”.
The Government-backed Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day – delivered by Digital Unite in partnership with UK Online Centres and Race Online 2012 – is one of the biggest campaigns each year to give older people and less confident users a taste of computers and the internet.
The campaign – which has been going for 11 years – has helped more than 150,000 people get more out of life online.
Social housing providers are being urged to play their part to help residents get a taste of computers and the internet during Spring Online from 23-27 April.
Digital Unite’s mission is to promote and explain the benefits of technology. They have been in operation since 1996 and currently offer an online community and free online content to help those new to the internet learn more about its incredible applications.
Emma Solomon, Managing Director of Digital Unite, says: “Access to computers and the internet can enhance people’s health and wellbeing – and open up whole new worlds. If you know your way round a computer why not volunteer to show someone else how to do it? Often, all people need is someone to get them started, show them the basics and make it fun. Holding a Spring Online session can really help.”
See the original article: http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2012-03-05-Landlords-have-role-in-one-of-the-nations-biggest-digital-inclusion-campaigns
More information on Digital Unite: http://digitalunite.com/about-us
And Spring Online (Apr 23-27, 2012): http://springonline.org/