Share has been collaborating with disability charity Leonard Cheshire on its Can Do, Cyber Citizens Programme.
Two Share students – Fynn and Jodian – undertook two training days to learn about how to support to disabled people to engage more with digital technology. They learned about safeguarding, accessible technology and how to approach barriers to digital engagement.
Fynn and Jodian subsequently spent three days visiting a residential home in South East London to work with residents on a one-to-one basis to understand their needs and deliver person-centred support to engage more with digital technology.
By the end of the project, residents had been supported with a range of activities, including setting up Skype accounts, accessing art and music apps on iPads and tablets, and were given an introduction to online shopping.
Fynn and Jodian both received a City & Guilds Building Communities Award for their work.