Wythenshawe Age Friendly Facebook pageFacebook page to share information about local services and community and voluntary sector groups
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.
Wythenshawe (Northenden, Brooklands, Baguley, Sharston and Wythenshawe Park)
Fred – Northenden resident (Admin)
Kath – Northenden resident (Admin)
The Wythenshawe Age Friendly Network wanted to create a space for people to stay engaged in community activities and find out what was happening in their local area.
We share existing activities and videos from other organisations, there is a quiz which is hosted by a local Northenden resident, plus other activities such as singing, cooking, exercising etc.
The Facebook page has been growing steadily over the past 9 months and local residents have taken more control over what is uploaded onto the page. The network is currently reviewing how we can utilise this space more and make sure that we promote more community activities from across the area.
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.
Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 0161 271 0582
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