Housing group’s digital scheme shortlisted for national award

11 August 2016 - Latest news

A programme that encourages residents to become more active in the online world is up for a top accolade.

Time to get online’ is in the running for The O2 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2016’s ‘Digital Inclusion’ category, having been recognised for its work in raising awareness of the benefits of online technology.

The programme, which is run through a believe housing, Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes, East Durham Homes and Teesdale Housing Associationpartnership, is being pitched against the likes of Age UK for its approach to training, engagement and community inclusion.

Debbie Howe, Digital Inclusion Project Coordinator, is delighted that the project has been recognised.

She said: “Today’s society is moving more and more towards a digital-first environment, which can be a real challenge for people who do not have confidence in this field.

“At Time to get online we team up attendees to our free courses with ‘Digital Champions’, who aim to show people that the internet is nothing to be afraid of and the possibilities it brings are endless.”

The award will be announced in October this year.

For more information visit www.timetogetonline.org.uk

Photo above: Debbie Howe, Digital Inclusion Project Coordinator

latest news

Housing association commits to Bishop Auckland

believe housing is set to invest £750,000 in its Bishop Auckland office, ensuring a presence in the town for at least the next 15 years. Our offices in Longfield Road, South Church, will be completely refurbished …

Funding to tackle loneliness

Loneliness in some of the most remote communities in County Durham is set to be tackled by a new initiative, part funded by believe housing. Durham County Federation of Womens Institutes has launched a new programme …

Housing association publishes latest magazine

The latest edition of believe housing’s digital newsletter is now available online.   The online magazine covers all the latest developments from believe housing, one of the biggest providers of affordable homes in the north east. The October …

Skip to toolbar