Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Facebook Page

Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Facebook Page

Run 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.

Location

Fallowfield and Rusholme

Project team

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Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Network

Aim

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.

Evaluation

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

Benefit

Policy

Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Improving employment prospects

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Reduced health inequalities (as a result of improved employability, finances etc)

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014).

Supporting self-care and enabling individuals and communities to manage their own health and wellbeing

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

General Practice Forward View (NHS England, 2016)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Addressing the digital divide

UK Digital Strategy 2017

Research/evidence base

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.

Contact

Laura Cassidy - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Laura.Cassidy@gmmh.nhs.uk

T. 07818 522 978


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