Breakout 3 social housing & communities - debbie ross
Debbie RossCommunity IT Programme andRelationship ManagerSunderland City Council
Sunderland - a Partnership ApproachDebbie RossCommunity IT Programme & Relationship ManagerSunderland City Council
Community IT – Promoting Digital Inclusion• Engage local people and provide access to new technologies and skills• Actively promote the use of, and facilitates access to, ICT within the City working closely with the Voluntary & Community Sector and other Partners• Support local people to take a pro-active role• Assist the Voluntary and Community Sector to develop community based, community owned ICT provision• Champion the use of technology as a powerful tool for the Voluntary & Community Sector• Building digital capacity for both individuals and communities and empowering them by enabling access to a world of information, knowledge, skills and opportunities.
Evolution of Community IT• 2002 e-Neighbourhoods Programme Launched – Electronic Village Halls – Community e-Champions – Community of Interest Websites• 2003 Beacon Status – Social Inclusion Through ICT• 2005 First Gentoo / Council Partnership EVH delivered• 2006 Members Mainstream e-Neighbourhoods Programme• 2006 Winner of the Digital Challenge Programme• 2007 – 2010 Delivery of Digital Challenge• 2010 Beacon Status - Digital Inclusion• 2011 Community IT continue the legacy of e-Neighbourhoods & Digital Challenge Programmes
Community IT Services• Electronic Village Halls (EVHs)• Community e-Champions• Communities of Interest Websites• Film & Media• Equipment Loan• Strategic Engagement & Event Support• e-Voting facilitation• Online Networking (Flash & Hexagon)• Community Service Level Agreements (paid service)
Core Principles• Partnerships• Engagement• Empowerment• Respect & Common Goals• Accessibility• Flexibility and responsiveness• Equality & Diversity• Capacity Building & Learning• Teach not Do• Ownership & Governance
Digital Inclusion & Social Housing - A Partnership Approach• Gentoo – Location – Capital Outlay, On-going connectivity and Overheads – Resident engagement/liaison• Council (Community IT Team) – Technical Support – Community Engagement / Event Support & Facilitation – e-Champion identification & Support – VCS Networking• Voluntary & Community Sector – Outreach Training Provision – Resident Signposting