One Digital Spring 2018

Welcome to the first quarterly update for One Digital. One Digital is a digital skills partnership developed by Age UK, Citizens Online, Clarion Futures, Digital Unite and SCVO. At the heart of One Digital is the recruitment and training of Digital Champions to deliver essential digital skills support to

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One Digital response to Essential Digital Skills Framework update

One Digital response to Essential Digital Skills Framework update

Sarah Cant, Programme Director for One Digital, comments, “The One Digital partnership welcomes the update of the Essential Digital Skills Framework. As technology evolves and more services are becoming ‘digital by default’, it is important that everyone knows what skills they need to take part in today’s digitally-driven society, and

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Unlocking the people power

Unlocking the people power

The golden thread of One Digital
Today’s world is a digital world and those without the skills to participate in it are disadvantaged. Those disadvantages are multiple, sometimes complex and usually interrelated.
Digital skills aren’t a thing you can learn once, like riding a bike; most people need ongoing support

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Digital Brighton and Hove

Digital Brighton and Hove

The Citizens Online’s digital inclusion project in Brighton & Hove has been running for a couple of years now and provides a great illustration of how effective partnership working can enable an area to make significant progress in helping people to be digitally included.
The network of partners involved is

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Intensive Digital Championing

I visited the Richmond Fellowship in County Durham recently and met with some of their staff Digital Champions to talk about how they are building digital inclusion and the development of digital skills within their project.
The service provides support and housing to service users with a

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Community based learning at Clarion Futures

Community based learning at Clarion Futures

Great community based learning – visiting Clarion Futures
The Community of Practice visit to the Clarion Futures community training centre based in Bow, London was a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the digital team at Clarion in general as well as to see directly

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Delivering Sustainable Digital Skills Support

Delivering Sustainable Digital Skills Support

On Tuesday 27 April, One Digital held its event “Delivering sustainable digital skills support” at Friends House in London.  This marked my fifth week as Programme Director for One Digital and my first ‘public appearance’, where I was delighted to introduce the event.
In recent years I have

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One Digital Initiative Launches Community of Practice

One Digital Initiative Launches Community of Practice

One Digital, a unique initiative that helps people to improve their digital skills, today launches its Community of Practice, a new learning alliance to share best practice approaches to digital inclusion.
The Community of Practice will bring together the programme’s five diverse partner organisations to share and disseminate knowledge on

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Motivating older people to get online

Motivating older people to get online

2018 has started for the Community of Practice with visits to One Digital projects across the UK.  These visits give us the chance to see in detail how work is developing to support Digital Champions. They also provide an in-depth opportunity to look at the varied types of

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Digital Champions training visit

Digital Champions training visit

Last Wednesday I attended the second half of a training session for Digital Champions at Maryhill Housing Association. Whilst the staff who were in attendance had a variety of roles within the organisation, they were predominantly frontline staff working directly with social housing tenants in one capacity or another.   
After a re-cap of the first session, the training for

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