In July 2020, Derbyshire Dales CVS was awarded a £10,000 Action Grant from Derbyshire County Council to deliver digital inclusion work in the Derbyshire Dales to reduce isolation and improve access to devices. This project is called Digital Connections and the work will directly support people referred to the New Connections social prescribing service, by:
• Providing them with devices (where there is a financial need).
• Connecting them with a volunteer who can help them to get online.
• Access online groups and services in their area, to improve their health, finances and happiness.
If you are a member of a community group and would like a Digital Buddy to help you share information more easily and make activities available to more people, then please get in touch with us at CVS.
Perhaps you are aware of members on a low income, or with a disability, who might be able to make use of a device such as a tablet to keep in touch with friends and family?
If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch with Jonathan – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Digital Connections Infographic.