We are often asked to share our expertise, and the skills of our tutors on projects around the country. Working collaboratively to deliver IT skills to groups or individual learners within a project allows us to help learners who might otherwise be excluded. If you would like to talk to us about working together please contact us.
Here are a few of the projects we have worked on:
Digital Inclusion Project
UCanDoIT are working in partnership with Viridian Housing on their Digital Inclusion scheme launched January 2014.
The scheme provides free internet training to 300 Viridian residents over the age of 50, in an effort to combat social isolation and follows the successful completion of Viridian’s award-nominated pilot Active Online, which tested different training methods to better support Viridian’s older residents to get online.
UCanDoIT will provide specialist IT training and support for residents with complex needs. All the training is free, being funded by Viridian as part of its Social Impact agenda to help improve the quality of life for its customers.
UCanDoIT's CEO Mary Payne said "This is a great opportunity for us to work within the housing industry and gives us the opportunity to reach out to Viridian residents.
We are delighted that we have been chosen to deliver the specialist part of this project and look forward to working with Viridian."
Dementia Research Project
Working with our partners Viridian Housing in their elderly care homes we are delivering training aimed specifically at people living with dementia.
Tutors working with Viridian have attended dementia awareness training with the Alzheimer's Society to ensure they have knowledge of the symptoms and difficulties they may encounter.
We hope to be able to decrease social isolation for these residents, encouraging them to use the internet to keep in contact with family and friends, share or re-discover memories using photographs and websites.
"Neurosupport are very pleased to be working in partnership with UCanDoIT to provide training for people with neurological conditions in using computers for everyday living.
Funding from the Big Lottery has enabled three courses to be run in the IT suite at Neurosupport by a UCanDoIT trainer, which are aimed at people who are not comfortable with computers, but who would like to learn how to order their shopping online, book tickets, speak to friends and relatives on Skype and generally keep in touch via Facebook.
The added value of our partnership means that clients who do the course and then find they need help to use their own computer at home, can get that from UCanDoIT.”
Maureen Kelly, Chief Executive Officer
We were asked by LV Insurance to help “up-skill” a small group of their employees as they were in the process of transferring theirsystems from paper to computer.
With seven employees, and a range of disabilities and skills, a bespoke training course was created providing both group and individual training sessions.
“I feel much more confident in using the computer at work and at home. I am even thinking of using a tablet computer in future”. Angela, LV learner