Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. Over 13 million people people in the UK lack the digital skills they need for work (Lloyds Consumer Digital Index, 2020). A lack of digital skills and access can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, leading to poorer health outcomes and a lower life expectancy, increased loneliness and social isolation, less access to jobs and education.

To improve digital access and skills in Leeds, several of our member organisations are running digital inclusion events this week. Take a look:

MHA Communities South Leeds – Breakfast Buddies for Get Online Week
Tuesday 19 October, 9.00am-11.00am, St Andrew’s Community Centre, Beeston
Toast – Full English. Come and have breakfast with us, try something new and have a good natter! Learn about all the digital support available.
(Transport available) – Contact the centre: 01132716201

Leeds Libraries – Get Online Weeks digital drop-ins
Tuesday 19 October, 11:00am – 12:00pm: Hunslet Community Hub & Library
Tuesday 19 October, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Compton Community Hub & Library
Thursday 21 October, 10:30am – 11:30am: Armley Community Hub & Library
Thursday 21 October, 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Leeds Central Library
Need help to use your tablet, smartphone or computer to try something new, say hello or get tech savvy? Come along with your device and talk to our friendly librarians who will answer any questions about digital you may have.

BITMO GATE – Coffee Morning
Wednesday 20 October, 10:30am – 12:00pm, BITMOS GATE, Aberfield Drive
As part of Get Online Week 2021, we’ll have devices for you to try and staff on hand to answer your digital questions over hot drinks and treats! You’re welcome to bring your own device if you’d like to.
For more information or an online link, please call 0113 378 2190, text/WhatsApp 07891 274237 or email [email protected]

Middleton Elderly Aid – Drop-In
Thursday 21 October, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Middleton Elderly Aid Social Centre, Acre Road, Middleton, LS10 4LF
Staff and volunteers are here to help you with any online issues from applying for blue badges, online banking, or just shopping online. Refreshments and cake provided.

Holbeck Together – Coffee and Connect Morning
Friday 22 October, 10:00am – 12:00pm, St Matthews Community Centre, Holbeck, Leeds
As part of ‘Get Online Week’ we will have devices for you to try and staff/ volunteers on hand to answer your digital questions over hot drinks and treats.
You are also welcome to bring your own device if you would like to.
For more information please call 0113 245 5553 or email [email protected]

Carers Leeds – Fancy connecting with nature and technology?
Thursday 28 October, 11:00am, Middleton Park outside the Cafe
We would like to invite carers for a leg stretch and a chat as we explore the beautiful Middleton Park to give everyone a chance to get connected with nature and technology in one! We will be bringing along tablets that carers can use to identify plants, flowers, and other fun things in nature for anyone who would like a gentle introduction into technology in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who enjoys nature!
To book a place call 0113 380 4300 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Embedding digital inclusion into your existing activities
Wednesday 20 October, 10:30am – 11:30am, online, book now
Join 100% Digital Leeds, Leeds Older People’s Forum and organisations supporting Older People in this Get Online Week event: Find out how to introduce digital into your existing coffee mornings, activities or social sessions to inspire people to go online.

Online tools to support and inspire people to go online
Friday 22 October, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, online, book now
Join 100% Digital Leeds and Barclays Digital Eagles in this Get Online Week event: Find out top tips and tools for inspiring people to go online in this interactive session.

You can find the latest 100% newsletter here to read the latest digital inclusion information, opportunities, funding and training.