Online arts and culture for health and wellbeing: lunchtime webinar series
Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network and 100% Digital Leeds are working in partnership to deliver a series of lunchtime webinars promoting the benefits of online arts and culture resources both as a tool for improving health and wellbeing and as a motivator for those lacking digital confidence to engage with the online world.
Each of the three webinars will showcase a range of simple, accessible, and fun ways for people to engage with arts and culture digitally, from home. The websites, apps, and online events that we share will be suitable for a range of audiences, including older people, those likely to be suffering from the effects of isolation, and those with low digital skills and confidence. We will cover a range of artforms and ways to be creative, from drawing to dance.
Online arts and culture for health and wellbeing: connecting with others – Wed 20th Jan, 12.30 – 1pm
This free 30 minute webinar will showcase the variety of engaging and accessible ways people can come together digitally to explore the arts socially and as part of an online community. We will highlight a range of online groups, classes, events, and other digital tools and spaces where people can engage with the arts communally and connect with like-minded people.
Online arts and culture for health and wellbeing: tools for groups – Wed 27th Jan, 12.30 – 1pm
This free 30 minute webinar will showcase the variety of engaging and accessible ways existing groups can explore digital arts and culture together. This session is ideal for anyone facilitating online groups and meet-ups who would like practical hints and tips on how to bring arts and culture into your meeting.
Who would benefit from attending the webinars
These webinars will benefit Digital Champions, organisations working with older people or those at risk of experiencing poor mental health, social prescribers, or anyone who would like to better understand, signpost people to, and support people to access, the range of tools and services available to those looking to engage with arts and culture at this time.
Online arts and culture for health and wellbeing: tools for individuals
Wed 13th Jan, 12.30 – 1pm, via Zoom
This free 30 minute webinar, in partnership with Leeds Art Health Wellbeing Network showcased a range of engaging and accessible online tools that people can use to explore the arts independently in their own homes. We will highlight resources from organisations in Leeds and further afield that support people to be creative, enjoy being physically active, practice mindfulness, and experience all the benefits of engaging with arts and culture. We will give practical hints and tips on how people can access free and affordable content from home including streamed performances, podcasts, eBooks, and creative courses.
Digital Inclusion Toolkit Launch
Friday 11th December 2020, 11am – 12noon, via Zoom
As covid-19 has forced a reduction in face-to-face services, residents are relying on digital channels more than ever before. However, digitally excluded residents face being even more cut off from vital support services if they don’t have the digital skills, motivation, equipment or connectivity.
Leeds City Council’s 100% Digital Leeds team have been working with Croydon Council, AgeUK Croydon, and TechResort to create a guide to developing and delivering projects and programmes that increase digital inclusion among residents.
This project was funded through the Local Digital C-19 Challenge fund. The online toolkit draws on numerous years of experience from across the project partners, and makes it easily available in one place. It will be of interest to those working in digital skills and inclusion (both council and VCS staff), digital teams, and community engagement professionals.
This event will showcase the newly launched toolkit, and give information on how other local councils and organisations engaged in digital inclusion activity can contribute to expanding its content.
Beeston & Middleton: working together to tackle digital exclusion and health inequalities locally
Wednesday 11th November, 1 – 1.30pm, via Zoom
A call for potential partners from all sectors, working or delivering in Beeston, Middleton, Holbeck, Hunslet, and Belle Isle.
Join 100% Digital Leeds to find out how we can work together to support people in Beeston, Middleton, Holbeck, Hunslet, and Belle Isle to make the most of digital and have better access to health services.
Covid 19 has changed the way people can access health and care services. Face to face meetings with healthcare staff have been dramatically reduced and many services have moved online. Some people may be unable or reluctant to engage with healthcare services digitally – such as speaking to their GP over video, using apps to help manage their long term conditions, or booking appointments online – and this is increasing health inequalities. We can work together to change this.
If you work in this area with adults who would struggle to get online and access health services for whatever reason, join us for a short lunchtime webinar to find out how we can work together to improve digital inclusion and access to healthcare.
100% Digital Leeds is working with the Beeston and Middleton Local Care Partnerships to develop and test a place based model for improving digital skills and access to help people better engage with health and care services using digital means. Learning from the development and implementation of this model will inform the future development of digital health and care services to ensure they are inclusive across Leeds.
This webinar will take place virtually. Details will be sent to attendees on the morning of Wednesday 11th November.
Supporting basic digital skills remotely: a knowledge share
The pandemic has seen an increased number of essential services move to online delivery, widening inequalities and emphasising the need for improved digitally inclusion. As face-to-face interactions have been limited the challenge of offering basic digital skills support to those with the biggest barriers to digital inclusion has been made even more complex. Organisations are faced with the problem of how to remotely support learners, often struggling to utilise digital solutions with people who have minimal digital skills and confidence. Often the organisations themselves are going through their own digital inclusion journey, along with their staff and volunteers.
This event brings together three organisations experienced in delivering basic digital skills support remotely to share their skills and knowledge. Attendees will be introduced to practical approaches to remote digital skills support, tried and tested with a number of audiences with a range of needs, including disabilities and language barriers.
100% Digital Leeds will be joined by AbilityNet, The Tech Ladder, and Digital Communities Wales.