The ONSIDE Project12/10/2020
The ONSIDE project is a cross border project created to address the social isolation experienced by disabled people. The aim is to create community connections for disabled people – both local and online. Unfortunately, disabled people as a community have one of the lowest uptakes of digital engagement. This coupled with the COVID-19 closure of social outlets available to disabled people means many have been left further isolated over the last few months. The focus of the ONSIDE project is to equip and upskill disabled people to get online.
The ONSIDE team will provide person-centred support via telephone and email. Digital training will be provided via Zoom. Prior to training, an ONSIDE team member will deliver an android tablet and printed support materials. During training they also provide 1-2-1 support (support is determined by participants’ level of IT skills). Once participants are confident online, Community Navigators will then map out tailored social connections e.g. online hobbies, online health and well-being classes and social media platforms, based on participants’ interests and needs.
For more information about this project contact 028 9029 7880 or visit the link below