Helping people to re-engage with their community post-Covid | 15 June 2021 | 2.30pm

ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)

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Helping people to re-engage with their community post-Covid, 15 June 2021, 2.30pm

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Summary

Inspired by the actions of the Get There Together project , this session will be looking at how we can use tech and digital resources to help people to reengage with their community safely post-Covid.

What is the Get There Together project?

The Get There Together project has been driven by the needs of people living with dementia within the coronavirus recovery agenda. They have created video and leaflet resources that give people a visual walk-through of community locations and services. This provides an opportunity for people to ‘rehearse’ visiting places in person, lessening anxiety, encouraging inclusion, and reducing isolation.

The project has been led by the all Wales Consultant Allied Health Professions (AHP) Lead for Dementia, contributing to the AHP Covid-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Agenda for Wales and aligned to The Dementia Action Plan for Wales (2018-2022).

Get There Together is a national and regional community collaboration, demonstrating strong partnership working, keeping people’s needs at the centre of how health and communities come together, supporting people living with dementia to live well.

Audience

This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.

Chair

photo of Dewi Smith

Dewi Smith

Digital Communities Wales

Programme Manager

Speakers

Kimberley Littlemore Portrait

Kimberley Littlemore

Founder and Creative Director, eHealth Digital Media

Kimberley Littlemore was educated at Oxford University and worked as a Series Producer at the BBC making documentaries for over 20 years. She is the founder and Creative Director of eHealth Digital Media, working with a team to produce films that support people to better self-manage chronic conditions. The team has recently produced a series to support carers to better understand a lived-experience of dementia.

Portrait of Sioned Young

Sioned Young

Anglesey Community Hub Liaison and Support Officer (Age Cymru)

At Age Cymru Gwynedd a Mon I work supporting the development of Community Hubs on Anglesey, including coordinating a Tablet Loan Scheme and new Virtual Village Hall Website.

Since September 2020 I’ve also been coordinating the Anglesey sub-group for the national Get There Together project.

Ruairí McLaren Headshot

Ruairí McLaren

Digital Inclusion Trainer West Wales, Digital Communities Wales

Jenny Phillips Portrat

Jenny Phillips

Digital Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Digital Communities Wales

Tech Fest For Social Good 14-18 June 2021

 Other events taking place on Day 2:

Day two - communities, 15th June 2021

How to achieve successful community engagement online, 15 June 2021, 10am

What is Tech for Good?

Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.

It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.

Who are we?

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.

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