It is very difficult for people to secure a stable place to live without being able to use a computer and navigate online platforms. Increasingly digital skills are essential as statutory support, education and employment opportunities as well as banking increasingly require online literacy.
We have a number of initiatives to ensure people we support are included in the digital world, and able to access the help and support they need:
- Our Digital Zone with access to computers and on-hand support at the Holyrood Hub.
- Regular digital drop-in sessions to develop people’s skills. These are currently being delivered in partnership with People Know How.
- Ensuring everyone we support has an email address (and can access their email account) if they want or need this.
- Delivering Get Digital with a range of homelessness service providers across Scotland – a programme designed to ensure digital inclusion is imbedded into how we support people. Read more.