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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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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Lessons from Family Fund’s Digital Skills Programme

Lessons from Family Fund’s Digital Skills Programme

One Digital are pleased to publish a blog from Family Fund, sharing their learning on running a digital inclusion project supporting families caring for young people with disabilities. Family Fund are part of a working group which shares learning arising from Big Lottery funded digital skills projects. Digital surprises Family Fund […]

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Working with vulnerable groups to develop digital skills

Working with vulnerable groups to develop digital skills

Turning Point Scotland (TPS) are working with the SCVO Digital Team and the Mhor Collective to train staff as Digital Champions.  This will enable them to work with different services users in a number of locations across Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland. It was interesting to hear what […]

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Gwynedd – supporting digital skills in a rural area

Gwynedd – supporting digital skills in a rural area

I recently visited the One Digital project Digital Gwynedd run by Citizens Online which is active across Gwynedd in north-west Wales.  The network has been delivering support over the last seven years.  It involves a very wide range of partners – including the local Council, libraries service, Job Centre, social […]

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What I’m reading

What I’m reading

Despite the warmest summer since 1976 (I was reliably informed at a Digital Champion training session with the wonderful C-Change Scotland that ’76 was the last roaster of a summer and we discussed at length melting tarmac, skint knees and eating Wall’s Feet in the Airdrie area – as well

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