Community of Practice report: working with Digital Champions

Community of Practice report: working with Digital Champions

Welcome to section two of the One Digital observational and practice based learning report (2017-18), working with Digital Champions. Section 2 of the full report is available at the bottom of this page. The Community of Practice carried out a range of good practice activities to capture learning, these included: Face […]

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Community of Practice report: working with learners

Community of Practice report: working with learners

Here we will be sharing key learning from section one of the One Digital observational and practice based learning report. Section 1 of the full report is available at the bottom of this page. The Community of Practice carried out a range of good practice activities to capture learning, these […]

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Digital access, skills and solutions

Digital access, skills and solutions

What are the most pressing digital issues for the different client groups seeking advice from Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland? Which issues should be prioritised? What are potential local solutions to these problems? These were the aims of a recent Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) policy forum held in Perth. Attendees […]

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Winning!

Winning!

Taking part in the SCVO Senior Leaders programme can help you become a winner! From winning actual awards to securing new funding, starting new projects and employing new staff. Applications are now open for the fourth round of the programme – apply here. Two of our actual award winners are Lifelink and Simon […]

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Autumn update

Autumn update

As the leaves fall from the trees and the sunny, hot summer fades into a distant memory, we reflect on what has been yet another busy and successful few months for the One Digital programme.   Programme progress:   In quarter five we continued to recruit and train more Digital Champions and reach more people with digital skills support.  […]

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Digital inclusion in the Lake District

Digital inclusion in the Lake District

On Thursday 13th September I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the lovely team at Age UK South Lakeland based in Kendal. The day started off with a project meeting and an overview of the digital inclusion work the team are involved with across the South Lake […]

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Feeling Strong, Dundee: A connected Board

Feeling Strong, Dundee: A connected Board

Brook Marshall, Director of the charity Feeling Strong, completed an SCVO digital checkup and received support from Kyle Usher, SCVO Digital Change Manager back in May, as Feeling Strong was getting up and running. Feeling Strong is a new charity, working to improve the lives of young people with mental […]

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Get Online Week: Why should older people Get Online?

Get Online Week: Why should older people Get Online?

The world around us is radically changing, and getting online is increasingly vital in today’s digital age. Of the 4.5 million adults who have never been online (2018), more than half (2.6 million) are aged 75 years and over.  Those who are not digitally included are missing out on a number of advantages that the internet brings. Not […]

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Try out a Tablet with Age UK South Lakeland

Try out a Tablet with Age UK South Lakeland

Age UK South Lakeland run a Tablet Loan Scheme, whereby they loan out tablets alongside free connectivity for three months, absolutely free of charge, to older people who need them. The scheme is aimed at digitally excluded older people, with little or no experience of smart devices. These people may […]

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‘Smartphone only’ internet users locked out of digital life

‘Smartphone only’ internet users locked out of digital life

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) are signatories to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter. Five local Citizens Advice Bureau’s have engaged with SCVO’s Senior Leaders Programme and three have taken part in Digital Champion training. This blog on a recent report from CAS highlights the problems facing those who only have access to the internet via […]

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