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Become a social housing digital champion


Find out how you can help your tenants get online by becoming a social housing digital champion.

CIH       SCVO


We know people living in social housing are 20% less likely to have the digital skills they need, than people who rent privately.

As such, CIH Scotland is working with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on a new project, which provides opportunities for housing organisations across Scotland to help change this statistic by becoming part of a social housing digital champion network.

One of the most effective ways of helping people to improve their digital skills is through regular support from someone trusted – a digital champion.

The project will offer comprehensive training and support to create a digital champion, fully funded for up to 30 social housing organisations.  

This will include:

  • work to identify a digital motivator with the organisation;
  • a two day residential bootcamp to inspire and support the motivator;
  • short and informal surgeries with digital champions from across the staff team;
  • support to record and monitor digital inclusion activity; and 
  • access to credit rated qualifications for involved staff to aid career progress.

If you work for a housing association or local authority and are interested in finding out more or would like to register an interest, please get in touch @digiscot, email or call Beth Mukushi on 07581 623 028.

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