So far, over 120 Digital Champions have been recruited and trained since early 2021, there are also direct Digital Champions for Citizens Online ( North Yorkshire ) providing support remotely, via our free digital support helpline 0808 196 5883 ( launched in January 2021) . The patient and friendly Digital Champions have helped people to set up email addresses, access digital services and local history archives, and use Zoom to video call loved ones. We are keen to hear from anyone who would like more information about becoming a Volunteer Digital Champion.
We are also running a tablet loan scheme across North Yorkshire to individuals whom are Digitally Excluded.
We want to hear from more organisations who are already supporting, or are interested in supporting, their clients to do more online. We want to grow the Network and create a simple referral system across the county, making it easy for residents to know where to get digital help and for organisations to know where to signpost support.
In the meantime any North Yorkshire residents who need help to get started using technology or building confidence to do more online, can call our free digital support helpline on 0808 196 5883.
This service provides the following Coronavirus services:
- Accepting volunteers
- Social and leisure activities
- Finance, housing and advice
- Health and wellbeing
- Shopping and isolation support
- Children and families
- Training and employment