The aims of this theme area are:
- To achieve a high level of digital inclusion within our community.
- Promote the use of local digital resources – community websites, local social media.
- Seek ways to ensure that Hanover & Elm Grove has a digital infrastructure to meet the needs of the community.
Potential Partners: Brighton & Hove City Council,. Digital Brighton & Hove, Possability People, Age Space, HCA, Phoenix Community Centre, The Edge, University of Brighton, BHCC Library service, Benefits & jobseekers services. Trust for Developing Communities. Annunciation Church, Hanover Community Association
Here is the action plan so far. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information about topics, actions and activities to do with this theme.
|Aim 1 Promote the use of local digital resources – community websites, local social media.||2018-2020|
|Actions||Potential Partners||Indicative timeframe|
|Action 1||Understand the levels, types and purpose of digital takeup and capability amongst community groups and associations.
Support the development of positive and accessible online community presence – through websites or social media platforms – for groups in the area.
|Digital Brighton & Hove, Community groups and associations, Digital Champions Network,, community platforms and resources (Resource Centre, Community Works, B&H online community/Tech for Good)||2018-19|
|Action 2||Promote ‘social media surgery’ type events at community venues, aimed to support community groups and individuals to develop their online presence and enhance online community resources||Digital Brighton & Hove, Community groups and associations, Digital Champions Network, Tech Takeback, BHCC Library service||From November 2018|
|Aim 2 To achieve a high level of digital inclusion within our community||2018-2020|
|Action 1||Understand the nature and scale of digital exclusion in the area and its impact upon individuals. Raise awareness digital exclusion issues in the community||Digital Brighton & Hove, Possability People, BHCC Trading Standards, Welfare rights and benefit advice services||2018/19|
|Support community groups and centres to tackle digital exclusion through training, provision of WiFi and IT equipment||Hanover Community Association, Phoenix Community Association, Annunciation Church, The Edge Community Centre, Tech takeback, Tech for Good||2018|
|Establish a digital champions network||Digital Brighton & Hove, volunteers, Annunciation Church, Possabilty People, BHCC Library Service||By December 2018|
|Aim 2 Promote the use of local digital resources – community websites, local social media.||2018-2020|
|Action 2||Ascertain the levels of digital connectivity – the availability and strength of public or community WiFi, community resources available for those without WiFi/equipment||2018-19|
|Action 3||Promote publicly available IT equipment and Wi-Fi through signposting, signage and local advertising Work with ‘public’ wifi providers to enable greater community use||Community centres and venues with a ‘public’ wifi facility||2018-19|
|Action 4||Approach BHCC to consider extending the council public WiFi service into Hanover & Elm grove||2018-19|