GET ONLINE WEEK took place from 14 – 20 October 2019.
All around the UK older people, including those with with additional needs such as dementia were challenged to get online and try doing everyday things the digital way.
These everyday things could include shopping, booking cinema tickets, checking what’s on TV, playing computer games, sending emails, or learning how to skype/facetime with friends and family. Since these are exactly the kinds of thing we at Tap into IT like to help people with, we signed up and, with financial support from Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), arranged to throw open our Edinburgh computer clubs to the general public.
The biggest event took place at Viewpoint, Gillespie Crescent, where we were delighted to welcome Lloyds Senior Manager David Sephton and several Lloyds Digital Champions.
Digital Champions are Lloyds employees who pledge to improve the digital skills and financial capability of at least two individuals or organisations each year. Good Things Foundation was also represented.
LBG works with Good Things Foundation to train up community Digital Champions, and get them helping local people up and down the country. This was a useful profile-raising event for Tap into IT, attended by around 50 people – club users, volunteers and staff, as well as VIPs from Lloyds and Good Things Foundation.
We look forward to the next GET ONLINE WEEK!