Apprentices in help Lewisham Homes older residents get active online
- 10 Mar
A partnership between Lewisham Homes and IM&T apprentices from Lewisham council has seen sessions for residents living in sheltered accommodation schemes learn how to work their way around the internet.
A report by the National Housing Federation has estimated that almost half of all adults in social housing have never been online. Data from the Office for National Statistics highlights that over 65s with disabilities are more likely to be digitally excluded. Due to this computers have been installed in Lewisham Homes' sheltered accommodation schemes and residents are being taught how to use and utilise the internet, reports 24dash.
To help Lewisham Homes' older residents become more confident online and get used to the computers installed at hubs in their sheltered accommodation schemes, one-to-one training sessions have taken place by Lewisham Council's new intake of IM&T apprentices.
These taster sessions have helped residents take their first steps to using the internet. The sessions started by a chat over tea and biscuits to help the apprentices see the residents interests after which the proceeded to help them discover how they can develop their interests through the internet.
The sessions went down extremely well with residents and Lewisham Homes are planning to increase their online offering to residents and how to keep up with expectations of residents want to engage with others and use services via PCs and mobile devices.
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