We are finally able to extend our digital programme to Southwark on an ongoing basis, providing a combination of our Digital Drop-Ins, workshops and courses alongside some very specific resident support.
First up we are working within the fabulous and newly built Appleby Blue Almshouses providing monthly mobile phone boot camps. From the 25th October we go back to the beginning and deep dive into using settings and helping to customize our phone so it works just right for us.
From the 7th November we also kick off our programmer of 6 -week courses with our popular Connect Up course which is open to all.
We have also been providing some individual assistance to residents, newly moved, to change utilities, access council services and ensure benefits are all changed to the new address.
Thanks to support from United St Saviours we have been able to make this happen.
After a summer spell of drop-in support and outreach workshops at the Tessa Jowell Centre, we have also started our first regular Digital Drop-in alongside Link Age Southwark at the United Reformed Church in East Dulwich.
Every Friday 2pm-4pm we are there to help build confidence with devices as well as to build awareness about the internet. We sit alongside the Friday Warm Hub and have already started to make friends!
We have more things on the horizon, including a programme if health app workshops and volunteer training, so watch this space.