October Interventions in South and East Kent
Digital Kent has been supporting Ashford Togethers community hubs. They have been running 3 hubs over 6 weeks. Each hub is a safe space for local residents to come in for a chat and a bite to eat. They also offer support and signposting for anything someone may need. Their doors are open to all. Digital Kent has supported these hubs by loaning 4 laptops and a WiFi router. This has allowed participants to access online services, write CV's and much more. The WiFi router has ensured connectivity for all venues.
Doris Shaba-Jeffries has also been continuing to run monthly digital drop-in sessions. These have been successful with returning participants and we always get new faces. To keep giving a good service it would be great to get more volunteers in the area!
Digital Kent continues to support the Dover job club and their fantastic work. We regularly go along to the job centre, offering 1-2-1 support for job seekers and helping refer individuals into our Hardware Access Scheme, and we plan to go and support at further local job fairs.
Folkestone and Hythe
Interventions and drops in sessions have remained popular all across Folkestone and Hythe. Sandgate library has particularly benefited from regular drop on sessions, with many new and returning faces eager for digital skills support. We missed a session due to a refurbishment, but we were welcomed back with much excitement.
Sophie Mackenzie met with TDC Rough Sleeping this month. She has made referrals for their schemes to receive laptops from Digital Kent’s Hardware Access Scheme. Once approved, Sophie will provide digital skills support to residents so that they have the skills they need to apply to jobs, complete online courses, complete online forms, and carry out other essential online tasks.
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