Technology for social justice
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Digital literacy in social housing

Building skills and confidence

for social housing
residents
free online
guides
tailored to your
community
available in NSW
and VIC

About

Digi House aims to build the digital skills and confidence of 20 000 people living in public and social housing.

Almost 3.5 million Australians are not online and are missing out on the opportunities that the internet provides. Many of this group live in social housing, including people from single-parent or low-income households, non-English speakers, over 65s and people who are Indigenous or have disabilities.

As many government services like Medicare and Centrelink move online, having access and the skills to use the internet will be crucial for people in social housing.

Digi House is delivered by Infoxchange, with support from Google.

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Details

There is a strong link between having access to the internet and better social and health outcomes for communities.

Being online can improve a person's financial situation, health and well-being, education, employment and connection to their community.

With a significant portion of social housing residents not having the skills or confidence to get online, Digi House aims to show that technology can be fun and easy to use.

How does it work?

Digi House delivers face-to-face learning for social housing residents, and puts a strong focus on growing the digital mentoring skills of frontline staff who work directly with them.

Working closely with our program partners, Digi House offers:

  • workshops for staff on how to create interesting digital programs and events

  • pop-up events for residents to show that the online world is fun and relevant

  • a digital map of nearby programs, classes and events

  • free digital learning guides and resources.

Become a partner

Join our partner network and access our digital learning resources to help social housing residents get comfortable with technology. We currently have more than 40 community and government partners on board with Digi House.

Sign up to become a Digi House partner

Visit the Digi House site to learn more www.digihouse.org.au

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About

Digi House aims to build the digital skills and confidence of 20 000 people living in public and social housing.

Since it was launched in February 2016, Digi House has teamed up with over 40 community and government partners and reached more than 16 000 social housing residents.

Digi House is delivered by Infoxchange with support from Google.

 

Details

Many people who are living in public or social housing don’t have the confidence or skills they need to use technology. But getting online doesn’t need to be scary or difficult.

As many government services like Medicare and Centrelink move online, having access and the skills to use the internet will be crucial for social housing residents.

Digi House aims to show that using technology can be easy and fun, and can improve your life in ways you probably never imagined.

How does it work?

We work with community and government organisations to deliver programs, events and resources to promote digital skills.

Digi House offers:

  • Pop Up events for residents to show that learning online is fun and relevant.
  • Workshops for frontline staff on how to create interesting digital programs and events.
  • An online platform available for all network partners with maps of local classes and programs at libraries and community houses.
  • An abundance of free digital learning guides and resources.

Digi House resources

  • The Digi House website includes free printable learning guides and an interactive map listing digital learning events and spaces in your area, as well as Digi House news and updates.
  • The Digi House learning guides are easy-to-use how-to guides. Using simple language and step-by-step instructions, the guides cover a range online activities, from setting up your email, to the finer points of Google Drive and cloud storage systems.

  • Digi House takes digital learning out of the classroom and into community spaces with face-to-face events and activities.

Where is Digi House available?

Digi House is beginning in New South Wales and Victoria, with the aim of expanding into Queensland and other states.

Visit the Digi House site to learn more www.digihouse.org.au

Our Digi House partners

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