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Thursday 18 April 2019

Hello <<First Name>>

Last week, Good Things Foundation launched a suite of print, online and video resources designed to support anyone who wants to introduce older people to digital technology in a fun and informal way.

The resources and findings are the results of two key partnerships- our work with the Centre for Ageing Better and on the Gameplay for Inspiring Digital Adoption project.

The findings for each project are captured in two handy booklets written for anyone working with older people, particularly those with no prior experience teaching others to use digital technology:

Your guide to helping older people to use the internet
Your guide to using games to teach tablet skills

If you’d like a hard copy of either of these booklets, please complete this short request form.

Best wishes
Helen Milner OBE

Chief Executive
Good Things 

Spotlight on: Burnley Training College

Spotlight on: Digital Leaders awards - Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration


We’re pleased to announce that two of our digital inclusion projects have been nominated for the Digital Leaders awards for Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration.

The first of these is our 100% Digital Leeds project in partnership with Leeds City Council, which is made up of organisations across the city who can support people to get to grips with digital.

The second project up for an award our Face-to-Face assisted digital support in partnership with HM Courts and Tribunals Services which provides support for digitally excluded people by helping them to use online justice services.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in both of these projects and have helped people across the country to get online. 

Who wins depends on a public vote so we need your help! You can vote for as many projects as you like (which means you could vote for both if you like!).

Voting closes on Sunday 12 May so don’t delay.

Vote today
Learn My Way course of the week. Online shopping

Universal Credit has now been rolled out in all areas across the UK, so people making new or changed benefits claims will need to claim Universal Credit. If you're supporting Universal Credit applications, this webinar presented by our
Head of Learning Kevin Maye will show resources available on Learn My Way to help you support others.

Book your place today

Joining forces - Monday 20 May, 10am - 2pm


Join us on Monday 20 May at the Birmingham Hippodrome for a day of networking, collaborating and resilience building at our Joining Forces event.

We’re pleased to announce that we have a few new partners on board to come along and talk to you at the event. SM4G is a social media marketing agency that helps charities put themselves on the map using social media. They've already worked with other organisations in our network and helped them transform their digital platforms.

If you know an organisation that you think would benefit from being part of our Online Centres Network, tell them about our event.

Register today
Webinar: Learn My Way office programs with Michael Skeldon

Applications now open for the Tech4Good awards          


The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place. This year there are nine award categories to choose from - here are just a few of them:

• Community impact award
• Connected society award
• Digital volunteer of the year award

You can nominate either yourself or someone else who you think deserves to have their work recognised.

It’s free to enter so don’t delay! Entries will close on Friday 10 May at 6pm.

For more information and to nominate
Blog: Same aim, different place. The passion Australian organisations have for helping people overcome to being online is identical to those in the UK

We’ll be out of the office on Friday 19 April until 9 am on Tuesday 23 April. We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend and we look forward to speaking with you on Tuesday.

In the meantime, if you have an urgent question about Learn My Way, you could try using our handy
how-to guides on YouTube.

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