Sanctuary Housing has been working to address the issue of digital exclusion for its tenants in Sheffield through an educational project in partnership with community regeneration charity SOAR.
The programme aims to support local residents through digital workshops where they can learn how to use computers and see the benefits of getting online.
Funding from the housing provider is allowing SOAR to host digital drop-in sessions over a 12-month period. The sessions will focus on introducing tenants to the world of IT and teaching them new skills so they can get online.
The programme aims to reach and support a minimum of 60 local tenants, and also recruit ten local volunteers to support the delivery of the sessions. The volunteers will receive training from SOAR and use this to provide dedicated one-on-one guidance to residents, allowing them to further develop their learning.