The benefits of housing associations helping tenants get online

  • After seeing all of the positive outcomes from this years ‘Get Online Week' we thought we'd further highlight the positive impact getting tenants online can have for a housing association. /images/happycomputer.jpg

    Whilst your housing associations social media and online presence may be growing, it's also important that your association encourages tenants online too. Here we show you just some of the benefits getting tenants online can have for themselves, and your organisation:

    1)      Social Inclusion - With so many people online, and the online world presenting a great source of communication, it can be hard for those who are not online to feel included. Did you know 4 in 5 older people say computer literacy makes them feel more included in a modern world?

    2)      Easier Communication - With the Internet and online world comes social media. A great communication tool that provides almost instantaneous responses from people all over the world. Rather than spending half an hour on the phone to get a simple question answered people can message, email or even tweet people for a faster and cheaper response.

    3)      Saving Money - Did you know paying bills and shopping online could save the average person £130 per year? Teaching the people you work with how to use the Internet so that they can find vouchers, search the best prices and have a faster and more efficient way of paying bills surely not only benefits them but also yourselves.

    For more reasons to help your tenants get online or for advice on how you can support your tenant's online, get in touch. We'd be more than happy to help.

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    This blog post has been written by our sister company The Media Bubble who specialise in social media for the social sector.

Related articles

  • Read More

    THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE

    The online survey posed questions to 1,479 people between ages 14 to 24 to rate which social media platform (of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter) negatively impact their users.The...

  • Read More

    SOCIAL MEDIA APPS FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    INSTAGRAMGOOGLE TRANSLATEHOMESWAPPER MATCHESFACEBOOK LIVEWHATSAPPTAWKYou can download these apps online and via Android or IOS devices as well. Enjoy!What do you think? Please tweet...

  • Read More

    FREE DEVICES AND APPS FOR BETTER HEALTH

    Some of such devices and apps which will be available in April 2017 are:AliveCor- A mobile heart monitor (strapped to the back of a smartphone) which will also save NHS money, reducing need for...

  • Read More

    #UKHousingFast

    The #UKHousingFast is a social media campaign which is led by people living and working in social housing to support the activities of Trussell Trust.This fast is in its third year and will take...

  • Read More

    Twitter leads national campaign for compassionate care

    #HelloMyNameIs is a social media based campaign created by one doctor, Kate Granger, in order to encourage healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients.The campaign is now being...

  • Read More

    Social media for housing associations

    Online engagement between many commercial and charitable organisations and their clients and users has become very popular. However, many housing organisations have not succeeded as well as they...

  • Read More

    An effective social media strategy for your social organisation

    It is important to reach a position on social media where the community feels comfortable in sharing the content that you post.Your content should reflect the trust and integrity your users have for...

  • Read More

    The Social Media Presence of Social Organisations

    However, there are still many organisations who are not taking full advantage of social media platforms by not regularly updating their users and followers with content, nor sharing links that their...

  • Read More

    Charity urges homelessness to be put to an end

    Homeless Link, in its manifesto to end homelessness, has urged the next Government to end rough sleeping, ensure employment and welfare support, provide more homes and protect the rights of tenants,...

  • Read More

    Instagram for your Social Organisation

    It has beat Twitter in terms of number of users, but it is currently outperforming in terms of engagement as well.Instagram's engagement is 50 times higher than Twitter. The difference is a large...

Revenue Optimisation "We really appreciate the work that Support Solutions did for Home Group in securing significant additional revenue for our supported housing schemes. This really will make a positive difference to the way in which we support our vulnerable tenants". Dave Coope - Home Group

 

Briefing Signup