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Inspired Friendships in Maidstone

This month we have been working closely with our friends at Inspired Friendships, a group working and engaging the retired community in Maidstone. Digital Kent has been invited to speak to their community twice now, with plans for many visits in the future!

Our Engagement Officers Chris Reddy and Jake Huggett have run sessions on the digital barriers faced by the community, and around security, spam, and scam. They helped residents to understand digital jargon, like phishing and malware, and gave practical tips on how to stay safe online.

Our goal is for all residents in Kent to be digitally included, and by working directly with members of the community and giving them the digital skills necessary to stay safe and thrive online, we hope to enable everyone to embrace the digital world and learn what their devices can do for them. Chris and Jake will be continuing to work with Inspired Friendships and will be running drop-in sessions for residents who need advice with their digital devices. We thank Inspired Friendships for their participation with Digital Kent