October Tales from West and Mid Kent
This month has seen Chris Reddy begin a fantastic partnership with Kenward Trust, a charity that offers residential rehabilitation for those with alcohol and drug addiction issues. Chris was joined by a Digital Champion to provide support. Their first session was aimed at building confidence and encouragement, while the second session allowed for 1-2-1 support. They even set up a client’s first email address, allowing them to book doctors appointments online for the first time. These sessions will be continuing in the future!
Jake Huggett and Christopher Reddy represented Digital Kent at the Imago volunteers fair which took place in the Stag Plaza. They both interacted with a number of residents looking to volunteer and also made good connections with organisations looking to utilise our services. Check out a video of the day here: https://fb.watch/gnC34ypSuy/
Jake and Sophie delivered an Internet safety workshop in partnership with We Are Beams for some of their parents around how to keep their kids safe online. The session took place in Hextable at the We Are Beams Offices. They focused on online gaming, social media and security settings. The group engaged in such a great discussion that they didn’t get the chance to cover all content and they are looking forward to returning for a follow-up session in November.
Jake Huggett has been working in partnership with Alzheimer’s and Dementia support services, attending a number of Dementia Cafés in the month of October as the guest speaker as well as providing 1-1 drop-in support. The cafés were a rousing success and Digital Kent was able to support a number of residents across North Kent as well as make referrals for further support, devices etc.
Tonbridge and Malling
Bryony Goble and Chris Reddy had the privilege of attending Tracey Crouch MP’s Over 55s Fair. The event was set up to bring local services together to showcase what support is available for residents.
It was a privilege to meet with Tracey Crouch herself, as well as Sue Bell, Mayor for Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Snodland Town Council Chairman. We hope to be back soon to offer even more support in the local area and work with some of the great organisation showcased!
If you would like Digital Kent to run sessions in your area, email us at email@example.com
For more stories like this, check our news page.