Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Facebook PageRun a Facebook page as another means of getting information out and engaging with local residents and organisations
Benefit of digital inclusion
Digital inclusion has numerous benefits that have a positive impact on multiple areas of an individual’s life. These benefits include: increased connection; improved mental wellbeing; access to learning; increased employability; economic benefits; health benefits e.g. increased self-care, more informed decision making; increased independent living for people with disabilities.
Fallowfield and Rusholme
Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Network
To run a Facebook page for the Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly network as another means of getting information out and engaging with local residents and organisations.
Have 57 people following the page and we have reached over 100 with certain posts. This shows how valued the site is to the local community.
The network will continually review this space.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
Improving employment prospects
Reduced health inequalities (as a result of improved employability, finances etc)
Supporting self-care and enabling individuals and communities to manage their own health and wellbeing
Addressing the digital divide
Age UK (2018) - Digital Inclusion Evidence Review 2018
Centre for Economics and Business Research (2015) - The economic impact of Basic Digital Skills and inclusion in the UK
DevicesDotNow (2020) - Interim Impact Report #2: 24 March - 26 June
Iriss (2020) - Digital inclusion, exclusion and participation
Tinder Foundation and the Good Things Foundation (2016) - HEALTH & DIGITAL: REDUCING INEQUALITIES, IMPROVING SOCIETY - An evaluation of the Widening Digital Participation programme.
Laura Cassidy - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 07818 522 978
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