100% Digital Leeds: Supporting Older People with Digital

Event bringing together people & organisations supporting older people with digital inclusion to share learning & celebrate successes.

If you're working or volunteering with older people and are interested in digital inclusion, we would love to meet you. You don't have to be doing any digital yet and we expect to see people from a range of different organisations including Neighbourhood Networks, community projects, and social groups of all sizes.

Learn about the support available to you

You will find out how 100% Digital Leeds, Age UK One Digital, and Time To Shine can support you to embed digital inclusion into your offer in a way that benefits everyone. Find out how you can develop and pilot digital inclusion within your organisation with 100% Digital Leeds' free Tablet Lending Scheme, and how their Digital Champions training can help your staff and volunteers be properly equipped to motivate people who are reluctant to join the digital world.

Discover how Age UK's One Digital Digital Champions scheme can help you provide support to help people get online and develop Essential Digital Skills.

Learn how Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours Scheme launched Leeds' first Digital Health Hub and have improved the health and wellbeing of their members by giving them access to NHS services online, such as booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions. Get a first look at their 'how to' guide and find out how your organisation could become a Digital Health Hub.

WaveLength is a national loneliness charity gifting media technology to those most in need. WaveLength gives radios, televisions, and tablet computers to individuals and organisations. This technology helps people to maintain and increase the number of meaningful connections they have in their lives. Find out how your organisation could benefit from Wavelength's tablet gifting programme.

Learn from each other
We've hand-picked some of the organisations already doing great digital inclusion work and asked them to share their successes, and pass on learning (we'll tell you who's speaking soon).

We recognise that there will be a wealth of knowledge in the room so the second part of the session is handed over to you. Across the city there are people incorporating digital into their work in innovative ways, and tech is being introduced to all sorts of sessions, from knitting groups to walking groups.  We'd like to encourage organisations and Digital Champions to share the practical approaches and resources you have found most useful.

Whether it's a great app you've found or an interesting way of using voice assistance tech that's made all the difference to the people you support, we'd love to hear from you.

If you have something you'd like to share that you think will be of benefit to others supporting older people with tech, we'll give you space at our marketplace-style skill share session. Let us know when you book your ticket.

Book via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-older-people-with-digital-tickets-89557249143