Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Ward Budget funding for Digital Inclusion
That the expenditure of £12,000 in respect of the proposal detailed in the report be agreed.
Reasons for Decision
£12,000 will contribute towards the costs of running Age UK Westminster’s Digital Inclusion Project. The running costs of the project include the salary of the sessional worker, volunteer expenses and training costs, practical costs including publicity, space hire costs, office facility costs and project coordinator and management costs.
The project will consist of classroom sessions which aim to help older people become less digitally isolated, and in doing so, increase their confidence in using digital devices and accessing online resources. The sessions will be 2-hours long and held twice monthly, and each session will be allocated a topic of learning. The group learning sessions will be led by a skilled tutor followed by one-to-one sessions, where participants will be buddied with a highly skilled IT volunteer to try out what they have learned on their own device. Sessions will be held in accessible locations in Churchill and Maida Vale
Publication date: 08/05/2019
Date of decision: 08/05/2019