A whoosh of Digital Champions for Fife Council

30th November, 2020 by Katharinet

Fife Council has been firing up its digital skills support in the last month by enlisting over 140 new Digital Champions.

These new Digital Champions are all employees working across the Council and all signed up to help fellow colleagues and tenants develop their essential digital skills. As a Fife Digital Champion, they improve their own digital know-how through Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network, our online training platform packed full of courses and resources.

Connect@Xmas campaign encourages thousands to make digital connections

07th January, 2021 by Katharinet

Micro courses from Connect at ChristmasThroughout December 2020, we encouraged people to support others to use digital technology to get – and stay - connected.  As we will all remember for years to come, no doubt, the 2020 festive season was like no other. With in-person connections being hard if not impossible, we all had to use digital tech more and more creatively.

Not having access to a computing device and an internet connection can be one of the biggest barriers to someone getting online. This guide has some great tips of how to get online in an affordable way.

Some top tips of where to start if you need to help someone set up a new device remotely

Find your Helper's High and feel uplifted this Christmas

08th December, 2020 by Katharinet

It’s a scientific fact that helping someone makes you feel good. The simple theory is that being generous, compassionate and selfless produces endorphins in the brain that boost positive emotions, otherwise known as Helper’s High. Better still, acts of kindness lower stress levels and can lead to better health and wellbeing.

In our world of digital skills and digital inclusion, we only have to glance over at the Digital Champions in our Network to see the Helper’s High in full glory.