We are delighted to promote this council, community and business collaboration
Redbridge Digital Hack Day takes place on Saturday 22 October 9.30-4.30 at the Town Hall.
The idea of a hack is that you all actually achieve something on that day – it’s a chance to design, build, write, plan and come up with ideas to solve a problem. A hack is a task focused event with people from different walks of life and experience who care about the same community issue.
This Hack is calling for residents, businesses and community groups to solve the problem that 12% Redbridge residents have never been online and 30% of over 60s
We hope that this will enable people to find information and communicate with the Council much easier than in the past. We want to remove or minimise any disadvantage that residents may have through not having the necessary digital skills or support to get online. We wondered whether Sophia Hubs knows of any local businesses that might want to get involved and participate on the day? Digital and web orientated companies would be beneficial to support the tasks on the day. (Daniel Moore, LBR business liaison officer)
We think the Redbridge Timebank could play an important role in offering residents one-to-one IT support. Sometimes it is a matter of someone sitting down with you, who has patience and time, to show you. On the Timebank we are hoping to recruit a hundred people who find online and social media stuff easy. They can give one-to-one sessions and go at the person’s pace. The good thing about this is that elderly residents have so much that they can give to others through the Timebank in return 🙂 We think this is an exciting collaboration and the Timebank will be attending the Hack event. (Begona, Stephanie, Zeena – Timebank team)
Please share this! If you know people that don’t go online or people you think can help to solve the problem – here’s the council’s webpage with booking instructions.