Project information

Drop in Digital

helping older people to be independent through the use of the internet

1-2 years

Charity information: Age Cymru Sir Gar

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  • Need

    Need

    lack of ability to use the internet and new technology by older people

    Solution

    providing peer support for older people to find out more about the uses of the internet and encourage them to get on line.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to get older people online and using the internet to remain independent

    Activities

    » loan new technology, free broadband and volunteer support to housebound older people without ability to access the internet by other means
    » create drop in digital sessions/classes that active older people can access close to home

    quanitative data and case studies to provide qualitative data to demonstrate the number of older people purchasing new technology and braodband access


  • Impact

    Impact

    long term access to the internet to participate in e-government, online purchasing, social networks, skype and e-mail to keep older people socially included even when housebound

    Risk

    no risk assessment has yet been done

    Reporting

    through quarterly financial and statistical and qualitative data

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £68,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £23,000 equipment & activities equipment ie 10 x laptops, 10 x dongles, 10 x i-pads, venue hire, promotion
      £12,000 volunteers mileage, hospitality, recruitment, retention, support and supervision
      £33,000 staffing & overheads recruitment, support, subsistence, salary & oncosts, management & overheads
  • Background

    Location

    in and around Carmarthensire

    Beneficiaries

    older people aged 50+ who are technologically unaware. These will be housebound older people the majority of whom are women aged 70+. They will also be people who have not had the finances or opportunities to learn about the internet or feel that it is hard to learn or beyond them.
    Population is approximately 68000+ older people out of approxiamtely 180000 residents of Carmarthenshire, 25% above national average of older people for Wales. 6 areas of deprivate according to Wales index

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    we are the premier older persons charity. We also currently have small digital inclusion projects which are proving popular and we cannot cope with demand. We are recognised by the statutory and voluntary sector as being the best placed to provide support to older people in this area. we have more than 3000 enquiries to our organisation, for and about older people, per year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Digital Inclusion Co-Ordinator

    this person will co-ordinator the digital inclusion work of the charity, link with clients and volunteers and facilitate activities of the project