Digital training during COVID-19
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions we are carrying out all digital training via Zoom. Our Disability Health Housing Officers initiate participants to the ONSIDE project by delivering participants’ training tablet and manual in person, and also assist with initial set up.
Our digital trainers from Supporting Communities then deliver a 6-8 week training programme and our Community Navigators provide tailored, 1-2-1 support throughout the ONSIDE journey. This collaborative approach ensures participants fulfil their potential and utilise their new digital skills to create community connections both locally and online.
The impact of digital training
“It just opens up new worlds for participants.”
Our digital trainers experience the ONSIDE journey of each participant, from the initial trepidation and anxiety, to the ‘penny dropping’ moment right through to flourishing digital skills.
The ONSIDE digital skills training and support enriches the lives of participants. Post-project participants can independently take control of social connections online but also their personal business such as booking appointments, paying bills and filling out online applications. The online world is their oyster!
Digital training tutorials
We have a wealth of video tutorials recapping our weekly training for participants to revise or revisit during and after their ONSIDE training. This is a small selection below. All tutorials are available on our You Tube channel:
Staying safe online
Keeping our participants safe online is paramount. Every asset and function of the project has been scrupulously checked and we educate our participants in online safety and security prior to introducing them to apps and/or websites that may involve personal information or financial details. Below are guides and information from trusted sources that we use in our digital training:
Little Book of Big Scams
The PSNI has produced ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ to keep web users safe online and illustrate the ‘everyday’ scams that have the potential to trick us out of our identity and/or income.